Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Burnsius albescens or communis


Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
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Taxonomy Notes: Burnsius albsecens and Burnsius communis are often indistinguishable in the field.
Alternate Scientific Names:
Pyrgus communis or albescens

Pollinator Week was June 20-26, 2022!

Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.