Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus ruralis

Observation date: April 13, 2018
Submitted by: Lisahug
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: immediately noticed that it looked smaller and darker than Common Checkered Skipper. inappropriate habitat for Least Checkered Skipper. Ornamental garden on coastal fog belt. Did not see underwing. My first encounter with this species.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: April 13, 2018
Coordinator notes: Yes, hard to believe this subalpine skipper also occurs along the coast. I encountered two in the Santa Lucia Mountains near Chews Ridge one April.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): Sonoma County, United States, California