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Photo#102085
Pyrgus oileus - male

Pyrgus oileus - Male
Starks, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA
I have taken many moth/butterfly pictures that I havent identified - would appreciate any help with this.

Skipper ID
The black and white subject is a male Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)
The long blue-gray hair on the upper wing surfaces separate this from the male Common Checkered Skipper. Great photo!
The other photo is correctly identified, but only photos of the same subject should be linked. You need to unlink these.
Compare the black and white one with this photo.
Gayle

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