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thanks to Tom and bauycca for working out the ID of this Skipper.
Love the blue tint on the back and fuzziness.:-)Nice capture (pic #3)!
Since it was seen in Northern California, I am going to go with the more widely distributed P. comminus. Comminus being a species that does exhibit variation within the species. It's a Checkered Skipper.
Well it was pretty dry in Marin County at that time of the year. All the grass was brown!
Thanks Tom! But now I want to know about your choice of this one ;-)...
albescens flies in drier habitats and is usually paler than communis. Both occur in California. Good Luck.
Tricky one!! I think it is Pyrgus communis, although there are many similarities with Pyrgus albescens. Please, change my ID in Pyrgus sp., I will try to rule out Albenscens first.
Spotted on Oct 14, 2012 Submitted on Oct 15, 2012
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