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Subject: butterfly id
Location: Standley Lake near Westminster CO
August 1, 2017 9:09 am
Good Morning!
Saw this butterfly yesterday on the gravel road at Standley Lake in Westminster, CO. It appeared more blue in nature than it does in the photo. The length across the wings was about an inch. I think it is a Blue, but not sure of the species. Please help me identify it.
Signature: Susan

Checkered Skipper

Dear Susan,
This is one of the Checkered Skippers in the genus
Pyrgus, and according to BugGuide:  “Eight species, mostly western.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Standley Lake, Westminster, Colorado

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