Small  Checkered Skipper, Immature -  Pyrgus scriptura

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July 28, 2006

July 28, 2006


Pupa  at 11:40 A.M. August 08,  2007
pupa on August 08, 2007

Pupa  at 9:00 A.M. August 11,  2007.  Butterfly emerged at apx. 9:45 A.M.
pupa on August 11, 2007

  Photo Details - ©Nicky Davis

Larva collected July 27, 2007 by Todd Stout - 4200 feet, Jordan River State Park Modelport, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake/Davis County, Utah - On host plant Sida hederacea.  These are photos of the resulting pupa and butterfly.

These are photos of the larva
collected July 26, 2006, by Todd Stout  on Sida hederacea at an elevation of 4200 feet at the Jordan River Model Port, Salt Lake County, Utah. 

July 29, 2006
1. dorsal
2. lateral

Canon 20D, 100mm lens, F13, ISO 200, Flash +1
©Nicky Davis
Host Plant
Weedy plants in the Mallow Family.
For photos of plant being used by this larva, click on
Alkali Mallow syn. Dollar Weed syn. Cheeseweed == Sida hederacea

This butterfly has one flight in the northern part of it's range and up to three flights in the southern part of it's range.

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