Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1150049

Desert Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus philetas

Observation date: November 19, 2017
Submitted by: Shepherd1
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Butterfly was on blooming salvia plant.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: December 20, 2017
Coordinator notes: The combination of evenly-spaced checks on the forewing fringe apex and the white spot at the corner of the forewing apex leads me to believe this is P. philetas. I do not see strong bluish hairs on the wings which would indicate P. oileus. SAT
Checklist region(s): Comal County, United States, Texas