Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 979419

Desert Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus philetas

Observation date: June 17, 2014
Submitted by: lmreid71
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Upon landing, it would immediately close its wings. I got lucky on the last shot when it held them open a bit longer. The spots on the ventral side are making me say this is a Desert Checkered as opposed to a Common.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: June 17, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Bexar County