Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1311879

Small Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus scriptura

Observation date: May 22, 2019
Submitted by: Mark Salvato
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 21, 2021
Coordinator notes: the pale patch at the FW's basal leading edge points to scriptura. other key marks distinguishing xanthus from scriptura are not visible in this image. this location is beyond the known range of xanthus, but within the known range of scriptura. if you have other shots showing other views, particularly the hindwing, please forward them to my personal email: sjcary@centurylink.net. thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Torrance County