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Tropical checkered skipper

Pyrgus oileus


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


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


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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Rustic 41
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Rustic 41

South Carolina, USA

Lat: 33.82, Long: -80.83

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

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