Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1086100

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus ruralis

Observation date: June 23, 2016
Submitted by: Bdog
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny mid 80F, decided to perch in afternoon after patrolling and was hesitant to pursue passerbys. Only had its wings fully spread for a couple seconds after landing, hard to approach due to many grasshoppers flying around with every step. This was the best angle I could get. I have more pictures which show size better if you want them.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 26, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County