Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1264647

Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus oileus

Observation date: July 20, 2020
Submitted by: Jonathan Clark
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: habitat: roadside in hardwood creek bottoms -- Kisatchie NF Catahoula Ranger District
Status: Resident
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: September 03, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Louisiana, Grant Parish