Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1340362

White Checkered-Skipper
Burnsius albescens

Observation date: August 06, 2022
Submitted by: radek_smolec
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A sunny and warm morning.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: August 21, 2022
Coordinator notes: ID based on locality BUT, both albescens and communis occur in the Cuyama Valley along Foothill Rd.,in SLO and Santa Barbara Counties but they have to be confirmed by male genitalia. The 2 species cannot be reliably separated by field marks...Ken Davenport