Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1322681

Small Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus scriptura

Observation date: April 20, 2022
Submitted by: DeepSkyKelly
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This was another extra-tiny skipper, but it lacks the white/gray "shoulders" indicative of small checkered. Still, I'm assuming this falls within normal color variation for small checkered, but am submitting just to be sure.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 20, 2022
Coordinator notes: Glassberg (2017) says shoulders "usually" buffy, which means not always. The other diagnostic features (weak HW fringe checks, no basal white spot on HW) all match with Small C-S. Seems you found their happy place!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Union County