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Small Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus scriptura)


  • BND: Small Checkered Skipper; Pyrgus scriptura (Boisduval, 1852)
  • BNA: Small Checkered-Skipper; Pyrgus scriptura
  • NDC: PYSC
  • Habitat: Far western badlands; a few late summer records
  • Larval food: Malvaceae: Sida, Sphaeralcea
  • Adult flight: Unconfirmed, but probabaly two broods, in June and August
  • References: Royer 21, Ferris & Brown 83, Scott 495
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