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Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)

Compare to Desert Checkered-Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper
(female) note that on forewing fringe toward the top, dark checks run together unlike similar species.

National Butterfly Center, Mission, Hidalgo Co., Tx
December 6, 2006 ( G Quintanilla)


(male) not as dark as the female

NABA Int'l Butterfly Park, Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX
June 25, 2005 (G Quintanilla)


Tropical Checkered Skipper - Underside

Chihuahua Woods, Penitas, Hidalgo Co., TX
April 1, 2007 (G Quintanilla)

Valley Nature Center, Weslaco, Hidalgo Co., TX
October 15, 2003 (G Quintanilla)



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