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White Checkereed Skipper - Pyrgus albescens

White Checkered Skippers are found in sunny open areas at lower elevations through the Southern states from Coast to Coast. In warmer wintered areas The White Checkered Skippers are active year round. White Checkered Skippers lay eggs on Mallows. Adults feed on a wide variety of flowering plants. I have seen them favoring plants in the Sunflower and Sage families as well as the mallows. The following list are plants that we have found attract the White Checkered Skipper to our butterfly gardens.

White Checkered Skipper, Pyrgus albescens

White Checkered Skipper resting on horehound. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Achillea Apple Blossom * Apple Blossom Yarrow
Achillea clavennae * Silver Yarrow
Achillea filipendulina Coronation Gold * Coronation Gold Yarrow
Achillea Hoffnung * Hoffnung Yarrow
Achillea kellereri * Keller's Yarrow
Achillea lanulosa * Mountain Yarrow
Achillea Moonshine * Moonshine Yarrow
Achillea Paprika * Paprika Yarrow
Achillea Pomegranate * Pomegranate Yarrow
Achillea ptarmica * Pearl Yarrow
Achillea Salmon Beauty * Salmon Beauty Yarrow
Achillea Sonoma Coast * Sonoma Coast Yarrow
Achillea Terracotta Terracotta Yarrow
Achillea The Beacon * The Beacon Yarrow
Achillea tomentosa * Woolly Yarrow
Aster chilensis * California Aster, Pacific Aster
Alyogyne hakeifolia * Red Centered Hibiscus
Alyogyne Monterey Bay * Monterey Bay Blue Hibiscus
Alyogyne Mood Indigo * Mood Indigo Blue Hibiscus
Alyogyne Santa Cruz * Santa Cruz Blue Hibiscus
Anisodontea hypomandarum * Cape Mallow
Anisodontea Tara's Wonder * Tara's Wonder Cape Mallow
Arctotis acaulis Torch Purple * Torch Purple African Daisy
Arctotis gumbletonii * Gumbleton African Daisy
Arctotis Opera Rose * Opera Rose African Daisy
Arctotis Pink Sugar Pink Sugar African Daisy
Arctotis stoechadifolia * Cream African Daisy
Arctotis Sun Spot Orange * Sun Spot Orange African Daisy
Argyranthemum Chelsea Girl * Chelsea Girl Silver Marguerite, Chelsea Girl Paris Daisy
Argyranthemum Madeira Cherry Red * Madeira Cherry Red Marguerite, Madeira Cherry Red Paris Daisy
Argyranthemum Silver Lady * Silver Lady Marguerite, Silver Lady Paris Daisy
Catananche caerulea * Cupid's Dart
Centaurea cyanus * Bachelor's Button
Centaurea cyanus Black Gem * Black Gem Bachelor's Button
Centaurea gymnocarpa * Pink Dusty Miller
Centaurea montana * Perennial Bachelor's Button, Mountain Bluet
Chaenactis artemisiifolia * White Pincushion
Chrysactinia mexicana * Damianita
Ericameria nauseosa * Rabbitbrush
Cirsium occidentale * Cobwebby Thistle
Coreopsis bigelovii * Bigelow's Coreopsis, Desert Coreopsis
Cosmos atrosanguineus * Chocolate Cosmos
Cosmos sulphureus * Sulfur Cosmos
Dahlia imperialis Tree Dahlia
Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit * Cheyenne Spirit Cone Flower
Echinacea purpurea * Purple Cone Flower
Echinacea Salsa Red * Salsa Red Cone Flower
Echinacea Sunset * Sunset Cone Flower
Encelia californica * California Brittlebush, Coast Sunflower
Encelia farinosa * Brittlebush
Encelia Paleo Yellow * Paleo Yellow Brittlebush
Encelia ventorum * Baja Bush Sunflower
Ericameria linearifolia * Narrow Leaf Goldenbush
Ericameria nauseosa * Rabbit Brush
Erigeron argentatus * Silver Fleabane
Erigeron blochmaniae * Blochman's Erigeron
Erigeron foliosus foliosus * Leafy Fleabane, Hartweg's Fleabane
Erigeron glaucus Bountiful * Bountiful Seaside Daisy
Erigeron glaucus Cape Sebastian * Cape Sebastian Seaside Daisy
Erigeron glaucus Sea Breeze * Sea Breeze Seaside Daisy, Pink Seaside Daisy
Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick * Wayne Roderick Seaside Daisy
Erigeron glaucus White Lights * White Lights Seaside Daisy
Erigeron karvinskianus * Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Erigeron speciosus * Aspen Fleabane, Showy Fleabane, Oregon Fleabane
Eriophyllum confertiflorum * Golden Yarrow
Eriophyllum staechadifolium * Seaside Golden Yarrow
Euryops virgineus * Honey Euryops
Gaillardia aristata Arizona Apricot Arizona Apricot Blanketflower
Gaillardia grandiflora Blanketflower
Gaillardia grandiflora Mesa Red * Mesa Red Blanketflower
Geraea canescens * Hairy Desert Sunflower
Gnaphalium californicum * California Everlasting, California Cudweed
Grindelia camporum * Great Valley Gumweed, Great Valley Gumplant
Grindelia stricta * Coast Gumweed, Coast Gumplant
Hibiscus lasiocarpos * Wooly Rose Mallow
Hibiscus sabdariffa * Roselle
Hibiscus syriacus Jeanne D'Arc * Double White Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus Lavender Chiffon * Semi Double Pink Rose of Sharon
Isocoma menzeisii * Coastal Goldenbush
Lasthenia californica * Goldfields
Lavandula allardii Meerlo * Variegated Allard's Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote * Hidcote English Lavender
Lavandula dentata * French Lavender
Lavandula dentata candicans * Gray Leaved French Lavender
Lavandula Fred Boutin * Fred Boutin Lavandin
Lavandula Goodwin Creek Grey * Goodwin Creek Lavender
Lavandula Grosso * Lavandin Grosso
Lavandula heterophylla * Sweet Lavender
Lavandula multifida * Fern Leaf Lavender
Lavandula pinnata buchii * Jagged Lavender
Lavandula Provence * Blue Lavandin
Lavandula stoechas Atlas * Atlas Spanish Lavender
Lavandula stoechas Coco Blue White * Coco Blue White Spanish Lavender
Lavandula stoechas Javelin Forte White * Javelin Forte White Spanish Lavender
Lavandula stoechas Madrid Purple * Madrid Purple Spanish Lavender
Lavandula stoechas Otto Quast * Otto Quast Spanish Lavender
Lavandula stoechas Silver Anouk * Silver Anouk Spansih Lavender
Lavatera assurgentifolia * Tree Mallow, Island Mallow
Lavatera Barnsley Baby
Lavatera bicolor * Bush Mallow
Lavatera purisima * Purisima Tree Mallow
Lavatera trimestris Pink Blush * Annual Mallow
Layia platyglossa * Tidy Tips
Leonotis leonurus * Lion'a Tail
Leonotis leonurus alba * White Lion's Tail
Leonotis menthifolia * Dwarf Lion's Tail
Lepechinia fragrans El Tigre * Island Pitcher Sage
Lepechinia hastata * Mexican Pitcher Sage
Leptosyne bigelovii * Desert Coreopsis
Lessingia filaginafolia * California Aster
Leucanthemum superbum Shasta Daisy
Malacothamnus clementinus * San Clemente Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus davidsonii * Davidson's Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus densiflorus * Yellow Stem Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus fasciculatus * Chaparral Bush Mallow
Malacothrix glabrata * Desert Dandylion
Malvaviscus arboreus * Turks Cap
Monarda didyma * Bee Balm, Bergamont, Oswego Tea
Monardella lanceolata * Mustang Mint
Monardella odoratissima * Desert Mint
Montanoa grandiflora * Daisy Tree
Osteospermum Blue Eyed Beauty * Blue Eyed Beauty African Daisy
Osteospermum ecklonis Spider White * Spider White African Daisy
Osteospermum fruticosum * Freeway Daisy
Pavonia missionum * Red Mallow
Pavonia praemorsa * Yellow Mallow
Pseudognaphalium californicum * California Everlasting, California Cudweed
Rafinesquia neomexicana * Desert Chicory, New Mexico Plumeseed
Ratibida columnifera * Mexican Hat Flower, Upright Prarie Coneflower
Rudbeckia Tiger Eye * Black Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy
Salvia Allen Chickering * Allen Chickering Sage
Salvia brandegeei * Santa Rosa Island Sage
Salvia Celestial Blue * Celestial Blue Sage
Salvia chionopeplica * Baja Sage
Salvia clevelandii * Cleveland Sage
Salvia clevelandii Winnefred Gilman * Winnifred Gilman Sage
Salvia coahuilensis * Coahuila Sage
Salvia leucantha * Mexican Sage
Salvia leucantha Danielle's Dream * Danielle's Dream Mexican Sage
Salvia leucantha Midnight * Midnight Mexican Sage
Salvia leucantha Santa Barbara * Santa Barbara Mexican Sage
Salvia leucophylla Amethyst Bluff * Amethyst Bluff Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla Bee's Bliss * Bee's Bliss Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla Point Sal Spreader * Point Sal Spreader Purple Sage
Salvia mellifera * Black Sage
Salvia mellifera Green Carpet * Green Carpet Black Sage
Salvia mellifera Skylark * Skylark Black Sage
Salvia mellifera Terra Seca * Dwarf Black Sage
Salvia munzii * San Diego Sage, Munz's Sage
Salvia munzii Emerald Cascade * San Miguel Mountain Sage, Munz's Sage
Salvia Pozo Blue * Grey Musk Sage
Salvia uliginosa Blue Spike Sage
Salvia Winnifred Gilman
Scabiosa atropurpurea Black Knight * Black Knight Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa atropurpurea Royal Ruby * Royal Ruby Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa caucasica Fama Deep Blue * Deep Blue Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa causasica Perfecta Blue * Perfecta Blue Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue * Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower
Scabuisa columbaria Pink Mist * Pink Mist Pinchushion Flower
Scabisoa cretica * Balaeric Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa farinosa * Dwarf Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa ochroleuca * Yellow Pincushion Flower
Senecio confusus * Mexican Flame Vine
Solidago californica * California Goldenrod
Sphaeralcea ambigua * Desert Globemallow, Apricot Mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua Louis Hamilton * Louis Hamilton Apricot Mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua rosacea * Rose Globemallow, Rosy Apricot Mallow
Sphaeralcea fulva de luna * La Luna Globemallow
Spaeralcea phillippiana * Trailing Globemallow
Stokesia Blue Danube Blue Danube Stokes Aster
Stokesia Peachies Pick * Peachies Pick Stokes Aster
Stokesia Purple Parasols * Purple Parasols Stokes Aster
Symphyotrichon chilense * California Aster, Pacific Aster
Verbena bonariensis * Purpletop Vervain
Verbena lilacina De La Mina * Cedros Island Verbena
Verbena lilacina Paseo Rancho * Pink Cedros Island Verbena
Verbena rigida * Sandpaper Verbena
Tagetes lemmonii * Bush Marigold
Tagetes lucida * Mexican Tarragon
Tithonia rotundifolia * Mexican Sunflower
Venegasia carpesioides * Canyon Sunflower