Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1110722

White Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus albescens

Observation date: November 10, 2016
Submitted by: MAKI
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Dried out weedy field, mostly annual native grasses. Sometimes used for horse grazing.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: January 18, 2017
Coordinator notes: There are no genitalically confirmed records for Common Checkered Skippers (Pyrgus communis) in Ventura County...thus the determination here for Pyrgus albescens. There is no way to separate using photographs. I suspect P. communis might occur there-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Ventura County