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Erichson's White-Skipper

Heliopyrgus domicella


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.


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


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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Roma, Texas, United States

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

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