Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1153713

White Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus albescens

Observation date: March 12, 2018
Submitted by: MAKI
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: March 16, 2018
Coordinator notes: There are no verified records of Pyrgus communis in Los Angeles County, so I am going to say this is albescens. Pyrgus communis in Los Angeles County would need to be verified by a specialist checking the shape of the male genitalia. I send most of my mystery specimens to Paul Opler at Colorado State University-Ken Davenport. Photographs don't work with that.