Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1223336

Common Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus communis

Observation date: July 20, 2019
Submitted by: DLD
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On Verbena
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 09, 2019
Coordinator notes: this is either common checkered-skipper or white checkered-skipper. they are indistinguishable without a microscope, so no way to tell which is which. common prevails in northern NM, while white prevails in southern NM. and there you are right in the middle :^)
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County