Pyrgus communis

Common Checkered Skipper

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by Matt Rowlings

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Grand Canyon, AZ, April 2015

Field notes and information

ARIZONA April 2015: Two identical species in this group. The other species is the White Checkered Skipper, Pyrgus albescens. Their ranges overlapped throughout our trip. I've not tried to split them here. They were frequently encountered from the high desert to the sky islands.

Also very similar to the Tropical and Desert checkered skippers. Separated by the line of spots on the forewing margin that doesn't reach the apex.

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Grand Canyon, AZ, April 2015

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Santa Rita Mts, Tuscon S, AZ, April 2015

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Sedona, AZ, April 2015

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Grand Canyon, AZ, April 2015

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Sedona, AZ, April 2015

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Grand Canyon, AZ, April 2015