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Common Checkered Skipper: Sometimes It's Not So Common!

A common checkered skipper, Pyrgus communis, visits a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) is never alone. It loves company, attracting scores of insect guests, from honey bees to bumble bees to butterflies. We've seen monarchs, Gulf Fritillaries, Western tiger swallowtails, buckeyes, and fiery skippers...

A common checkered skipper, Pyrgus communis, visits a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A common checkered skipper, Pyrgus communis, visits a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A common checkered skipper, Pyrgus communis, visits a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Common checkered skipper, Pyrgus communis, leaving the Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Common checkered skipper, Pyrgus communis, leaving the Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Common checkered skipper, Pyrgus communis, leaving the Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 3:18 PM
 
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