Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 940135

Desert Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus philetas

Observation date: November 20, 2013
Submitted by: lmreid71
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was behaving differently from the Common Checkered-Skippers, closing it's wings as soon as it landed (which is why I have no dorsal shots), and it was drinking moisture from the sand at the edge of the pond. I also noticed the 2 dark dots with a clean area between the dots, leading me to believe it's a Desert Checkered-Skipper.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: November 20, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Guadalupe County