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Brown and white Skipper with an approximately 3 cm wing span. It stayed low to the ground and was fast and nervous. Seems to be the White Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus albescens). Family Hesperiidae.
North Bluff Trail, Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands, California. On the ground.
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