Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus malvae
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Pyrgus is a genus in the skippers butterfly family, Hesperiidae, known as the grizzled skippers. The name "checkered" or "chequered skipper" may also be applied to some species, but also refers to species in the genus Carterocephalus. They occur in the Holarctic with an additional group of species extending to the Neotropic. In 2019, most of the species of Pyrgus found in the North, Central, or South America were moved to the genera Burnsius, Chirgus, and Heliopetes. The remaining Pyrgus species found in the New World are Pyrgus centaureae, ruralis, scriptura, and xanthus.

Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus malvae
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Scientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Hesperiidae
genus: Pyrgus

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References and external links

- Pyrgus page from - Yellow-banded Skipper page - Pyrgus ruralis page - Edinburg WBC NE Mexico Trip - Safflower Skipper - Moths and butterflies of Europe and North Africa - English butterfly names for North America - List of Hesperiidae photographed by O. Kosterin - Funet