Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1245035

White Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus albescens

Observation date: April 01, 2020
Submitted by: MAKI
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Flying along dirt trail chasing other skippers and returning to same general area. Landed on the trail often.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: April 03, 2020
Coordinator notes: There are no Pyrgus communis confirmed for Ventura County, which would need confirmation of the male genitalia. Field marks alone don't work for White and Common Checkered Skippers. Your ID here is based on locality-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Ventura County