Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1277704

Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus oileus

Observation date: October 11, 2020
Submitted by: Jonathan Clark
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: lower 80s F.; clear; some light breeze. Habitat: open roadside/levee with lots of wildflowers at edge of bottomland hardwoods and lake. Catahoula NWR HQ Unit. Checkered-skippers (Tropical and "Common") very abundant on NWR this day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: October 17, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Louisiana, La Salle Parish