Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1293872

Mountain Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus xanthus

Observation date: June 08, 2021
Submitted by: topper72
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hazy from distant fires, cloudless sky, little breeze, temp. in mid to upper 70s F. Two seen probing moist dirt near almost dry puddle at ~9200 feet elevation. Noticeably small- about the same size as the numerous Arctic Blues that were nearby. One photo of each individual included.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 15, 2021
Coordinator notes: wonderful shots!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Los Alamos County