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Tropical Skipper (male)

Pyrgus oileus


The Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) is a species of skipper (family Hesperiidae). It is found from Peninsular Florida, the Gulf Coast, and southern Texas, south through the West Indies, Mexico and Central America to Argentina. The wingspan wingspan is 32–38 mm. There are four to five generations throughout the year in southern Texas and Florida.


Seen in the gardens at Selva Verde Lodge, Costa Rica. Selva Verde Lodge is in fragile tropical rainforest, located in the midst of the 500 acre Sarapiqui Rainforest Preservation Area in the lush Caribbean lowlands of northeastern Costa Rica.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Checkered skipper
Pyrgus communis
bayucca 10 years ago
Tropical Skipper
Pyrgus oileus Pyrgus oileus

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bayucca 10 years ago

Pyrgus oileus, male.
Here you have your female:

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San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 18, 2013
Submitted on Jan 4, 2014

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