The Common Checkered Skipper

This is a common checkered skipper, Pyrgus communis.  It is common and widespread across the United States, but in Iowa it is usually a little uncommon.  Still, it can usually be found somewhat frequently in the late summer and early fall.  This year, though, I haven’t seen any on our place.


I took this photo Monday at the Lincoln Access by Saylorville Reservoir.  There were three individuals near the parking lot chasing each other around.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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