Common Checkered Skipper

Pyrgus communis

Genus Pyrgus
Subfamily Spread-wing Skippers
Family Skippers
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Common Checkered SkipperCommon Checkered SkipperCommon Checkered Skipper

Common Checkered SkipperCommon Checkered SkipperCommon Checkered Skipper

Common Checkered SkipperCommon Checkered SkipperCommon Checkered Skipper

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Occurrence   Hampshire County - migrant?
Abundance Extremely rare to very rare
Flight Period Mid-September to mid-October
Notes Only three records in the last 35 years or so
Overwintering Larva?
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Common Checkered Skipper - Pyrgus communis

Common Checkered Skipper

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 9/20/2003
Northampton
Female

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Common Checkered Skipper - Pyrgus communis

Common Checkered Skipper

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 9/20/2003
Northampton
Male

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Common Checkered Skipper - Pyrgus communis

Common Checkered Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 10/7/2007
Northampton Community Gardens
Ovipositing Female

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Common Checkered Skipper - Pyrgus communis

Common Checkered Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 8/25/2007
Northampton Community Gardens
Mating

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Common Checkered Skipper - Pyrgus communis

Common Checkered Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 8/25/2007
Northampton Community Gardens
Mating

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Common Checkered Skipper - Pyrgus communis

Common Checkered Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 9/21/2006
Northampton Community Gardens
Caterpillar

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Common Checkered Skipper - Pyrgus communis

Common Checkered Skipper

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 9/26/2007
Northampton Community Gardens
Egg on Common Mallow

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Common Checkered Skipper - Pyrgus communis

Common Checkered Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 9/2/2007
Northampton Community Gardens
Female

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Common Checkered Skipper - Pyrgus communis

Common Checkered Skipper

Photo by Frank Model - 8/21/2006
Northampton Community Gardens
Male

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