Photo by Melody

Mountain Checkered-skipper (Pyrgus xanthus)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Pyrgus
Species: xanthus


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Lincoln, Nebraska

Member Notes:

Positive SusanLouise On Aug 20, 2009, SusanLouise from Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b) wrote:

According to this North American Butterflies and Moths link, their range is in high elevations in the upper southwest area. It was a thrill to have one visit our gardens here in Lincoln, Nebraska since it was at least 500 miles out of it's range...Very Cool!

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