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.

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

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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