Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1276716

Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus oileus

Observation date: October 03, 2020
Submitted by: Ed Rothwell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In the dry creek bed of Montezuma Canyon. Right hindwing is damaged or missing.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: October 04, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Cochise County