Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 548938

Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus centaureae

Observation date: July 20, 2011
Submitted by: jlboone@aol.com
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: subspecies loki Cool, clear morning; heavy rain the day before. Animal alighted several times on wet sand at the edge of a small lake at 3334 m elevation (near 11,000 ft)
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: August 06, 2011
Coordinator notes: Male, subspecies is loki. This skipper flies most commonly during odd number years at most locations, near to or above timberline.
Checklist region(s): San Juan County, Colorado, United States