Species Page: Common Checkered-Skipper (Burnsius communis)

Common Checkered Skipper

Burnsius communis (Grote, 1872)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Common breeding resident/stray. Overwintering status depends on the severity of the winter.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Found from southern Canada south to Argentina. This species is found statewide in Nebraska.

Larval Hostplant(s): Mallows, predominately purple poppy mallow (Callirhoe involucrata).

Broods/Flight Times: Adults have been found from mid-April into mid-November.

Overwintering: Full grown larvae overwinter but probably not in our area.

Habitat: Common/abundant in a wide variety of habitats.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 – 1 1/2 inches

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