Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1002584

Desert Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus philetas

Observation date: August 18, 2014
Submitted by: lmreid71
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I noticed the darker coloration on the dorsal side first, then started watching for it to land and immediately close its wings. Identification confirmed when I saw the spots on the ventral side. It was nectaring on Frogfruit.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 10, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Bexar County