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Pyrgus oileus Quite common in high grass on the side of the track Costa Rica,Fall,Geotagged,Hesperiidae,Pyrgus oileus,pyrgidae,skipper Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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The Tropical Checkered Skipper is a species of skipper . It is found from Peninsular Florida, the Gulf Coast, and southern Texas, south through the West Indies, Mexico and Central America to Argentina.

The wingspan is 32–38 mm. There are four to five generations throughout the year in southern Texas and Florida.

The larva feed on several plants in the ''Malvaceae'' family, including ''Sida rhombifolia'', ''Malva'', ''Althaea rosea'', ''Abutilon'' and ''Malvastrum''... more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Annette Flottwell
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By Annette Flottwell

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Uploaded Jan 6, 2016. Captured Dec 15, 2015 16:02 in Unnamed Road, Tilarán, Costa Rica.
  • NIKON D3X
  • f/13.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 180mm