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Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Burnsius oileus)
Identification provisional. I had a hard time deciding between this species and the very similar Orcus Checkered-Skipper (Burnsius orcus). Both are widespread in the Neotropics, but Tropical has a more northerly distribution. Both are apparently found on Saint Lucia. I based the ID on "white spot just beyond cell-end white bar present and enlarged" and marginal and submarginal bands made up of equal-sized spots (BugGuide). Corrections welcome. Formerly placed in the genus "Pyrgus".
Location
Des Cartier Trail, Blanchard, Micoud, Saint Lucia.
Date taken
28 January 2024.
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Category
Butterflies & Moths
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jmorlan
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Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/320 second(s)
ISO
200
Filename
OrcusCheckered-SkipperIMG_3984.jpg
File size
359.6 KB
Date taken
Sun, 28 January 2024 1:31 PM
Dimensions
1024px x 713px

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