Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1115354

White Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus albescens

Observation date: April 23, 2017
Submitted by: H Hooper
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: rapidly flying low briefly perching on vegetation Weather: p. cloudy, temp mid 70s F, wild 5-10 mph south
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: May 03, 2017
Coordinator notes: Based on prior research, this is most likely the White Checkered Skipper, which has displaced the Common Checkered Skipper in Florida
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Leon County