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White Checkered Skipper

Pyrgus albescens

Description:

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.

Habitat:

North Bluff Trail, Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands, California. On the ground.

Notes:

http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/pyrg.... http://bugguide.net/node/view/39712. http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Nor.... http://socalbutterflies.com/hesperiidae_.... http://images.peabody.yale.edu/lepsoc/jl.... https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/white_c...

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LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

California, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2014
Submitted on Jun 19, 2014

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