Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1150079

Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus centaureae

Observation date: July 19, 2017
Submitted by: wallap74
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Suggested ID is very tentative. Stony Pass; 12,500 ft.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: December 28, 2017
Coordinator notes: Yes, that is a very, very worn male of the Grizzled Checkered Skipper. 2017 was the "on" year for this skipper. It occurs in the high altitude only in odd number years. The exception is on Grand Mesa in Mesa County where it occurs in even years (but I do not know if it is there also in odd years......I'm going to have to maybe check that out in 2019 !). Mike
Checklist region(s): San Juan County, United States, Colorado