Common Checkered Skipper Burnsius communis (Grote, 1872)  Synonyms: Hodges #3966, Pyrgis communis.

Description:

Impossible to differentiate from White Checkered Skipper (B. albescens) in the field. That species has not been documented in Maryland, but appears to be spreading east and north.

Relationships:

Host plants are in the family Malvaceae including Velvetleaf and Hollyhock (Cech and Tudor, 2005).

There are 198 records in the project database.

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A Common Checkered Skipper in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/28/2015). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Common Checkered Skipper in Kent Co., Maryland (8/25/2012). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Common Checkered Skipper in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/12/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Common Checkered Skipper in Howard Co., Maryland (9/11/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Common Checkered Skippers in Howard Co., Maryland (8/25/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Common Checkered Skipper in Howard Co., Maryland (10/20/2013). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

A Common Checkered Skipper in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/22/2017). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Common Checkered Skipper in Howard Co., Maryland (6/24/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Common Checkered Skipper in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/1/2007). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Common Checkered Skipper in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/1/2006). Photo by Gary Van Velsir. (MBP list)

A Common Checkered Skipper in Howard Co., Maryland (10/9/2015). Photo by Clayton G. Koonce. (MBP list)

A Common Checkered Skipper in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2012). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Common Checkered Skipper in Kent Co., Maryland (9/18/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

A Common Checkered Skipper collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/1/2001). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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