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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest
Forests and Woodlands

Pyrgus communis [Hesperiidae]

Light brown with small white dots and densely covered with short white hairs; black head; T1 black and narrower than head and T2. This species is not common and feeds on species of Malvaceae such as Cusick's checker-mallow, during June and July.

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