Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1012673

Desert Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus philetas

Observation date: July 30, 2014
Submitted by: Sparks7
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 11, 2014
Coordinator notes: There seems to be a movement of this species farther into central TX this year, there have been a number of sightings. The text "Butterflies through Binoculars--the West" (2001) by Glassberg gives a good set of photos which help differentiate the checkered skippers.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Burnet County