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White/Common Checkered-Skipper

Pyrgus albescens/communis

Description:

Small butterfly, About 3 cm wingspan.

Habitat:

Opening in an oak forest.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
White/Common Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus albescens/communis White/Common Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus albescens/communis )


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9 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Well bayucca, I'm very thank full for your help IDing this new butterfly for me.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

It is not possible to ID this one without the native specimen. I am not sure if a ventral view really would be safe. I think my suggestion is a valuable compromise.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Pyrgus scriptura or Pyrgus communis. This is only a suggestion - of course there are experts who could really pinpoint the exact ID for this spotting.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Thanks, I will have a closer look later.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

No, but I know skippers hard to shot...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Bayucca, I just up loaded another closer look. I hop it helps.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

My first guess is still: Pyrgus sp., it might either be Pyrgus communis or Pyrgus albescens, however, these two can't be separated by picture only.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Than you bayucca for the ID. Sorry no ventral shot, you know butterflies, hard to shot.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Easy one: Pyrgus sp.. Heavy one: species? Tricky for IDing, any other shot of the ventral side?? Try to get closer...

LuisStevens
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LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Oct 14, 2012
Submitted on Nov 15, 2012

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