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04-Feb-2019 Gillian Mastromatteo

Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)

Punta Cana, DO

There appear to be only two black and white checkered skippers in the Dominican, and the other species (Antillean Checkered Skipper) has a black background with white spots. I believe this is a male as they have many white hair-scales covering the basal area of the upper wings, giving them a very grey appearance. Females have dark brown hair-scales giving them a much darker appearance.

Nikon COOLPIX P610
1/250s f/5.5 at 48.4mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Carlos De Soto 04-Apr-2019 18:46
Hi, Pyrgus genus chage for Burnsius, now it is Burnsius oileus.
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