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Erichson's White-Skipper

Heliopyrgus domicella

Description:

This is a skipper butterfly that is characterized by a bold white band on the top of the wings. Otherwise brown with some small white markings and a checkered fringe. Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 3/8 inches (2.9 - 3.5 cm). Only the second spotting of this butterfly on PN.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Falcon Lake State Park butterfly garden an oasis in the desert. The surrounding habitat is thorny bushland.

Notes:

From Bugguide: Adult Food: Flower nectar. Habitat: Scrub, thorn-scrub, weedy areas, and desert, usually near water. Range: Northern Mexico south through Central America to Argentina. A regular stray north to southeastern California, southern Nevada, central Arizona, and central Texas.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Roma, Texas, United States

Spotted on Nov 13, 2020
Submitted on Nov 23, 2020

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