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Tropical Checkered Skipper

Pyrgus oileus


The extensive bluish-gray hair-like scales on base of of wings and thorax help distinguish this from the Common White Checkered Skipper.


In the grass near a flower patch at the Highlands Lake Inn.


This species is pretty common in FL but is a rare-stray in the Carolinas. (Butterflies of the Carolinas)

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Rosman, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Sep 25, 2011
Submitted on Sep 25, 2011

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