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Tropical checkered skipper

Pyrgus oileus

Description:

The topside is a dark grayish brown with two irregular rows of white spots, differently sized on each row, across its wings.

Habitat:

From North Carolina south through the Gulf states and further southward through South America.

Notes:

This specimen was viewed just off the Sim Trail in Congaree National Park and was captured with a 300mm lens on a tripod.

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South Carolina, USA

Lat: 33.82, Long: -80.83

Spotted on Nov 2, 2013
Submitted on Nov 5, 2013

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