Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

Pyrgus oileus. This is a male with a wingspan of about an inch. They get beteen 3/4" -1 1/4". They must be attracted to the native Abutilon I have in my yard. It's one of their host plants

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Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

he's pretty!!!

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

He is pretty isn't he? I'm glad to be seeing them around.

Panhandle, FL(Zone 8a)

Hey Floridian! He looks like he has fur. So pretty.

Stockton, CA(Zone 9a)

Hi there Floridian,
What a nice photograph! Beautiful butterfly also. So much detail in that photo. What type of photo equipment do you use? Lets see some more!

Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

This little guy let me get pretty close to get this picture. They DO call the blue on his back 'hair' when they describe this butterfly. Where's Bugguy??!! LOL
Sal, I use a Sony Mavica CD1000 - great for close up/macro work which is what I do most.

Newark, OH(Zone 5a)

He sure is beautiful!!

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