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Tropical Checkered-Skipper - male

Pyrgus oileus


The Tropical Checkered-Skipper is a Spread-wing skipper often seen basking on low vegetation or on the ground. Adults nectar on low growing flowers such as Sida and small-flowered composites such as shepherd's needles.


Southern Florida - Texas south to Argentina. Open areas; fields, wooded trails, scrubs & roadsides. Host plants: Mallow family (Malvaceae) including axocatzin (Sida rhombifolia), mallow (Malva), hollyhock (Althaea rosea), velvet-leaf (Abutilon), and malva loca (Malvastrum).

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Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

Magnificent butterfly

Small Wonders
Spotted by
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Spotted on Feb 21, 2013
Submitted on Mar 11, 2013

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