Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1084250

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus ruralis

Observation date: March 31, 2016
Submitted by: RichHubie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found this butterfly on the Big River Haul Road earlier in the year. I was confused as to it's identity not having seen a checkered skipper before. After finding a Common Checkered Skipper recently I've become a little more comfortable about this observation. Low flying. Seems to have the "X" on the FW.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 11, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Mendocino County