Tropical Checkered Skipper Butterfly; Pyrgus oileus

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Tropical Checkered Skipper Butterfly Pyrgus oileus
Host plant for Tropical Checkered Skipper butterfly (Pyrgus oileus) caterpillars
Nest in the host plant for Tropical Checkered Skipper butterfly caterpillar (Pyrgus oileus).
Sida sp. are host plants for Checkered Skippers.
Adult Tropical Checkered Skipper
A closed nest for a Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) butterfly caterpillar.
an open nest for a Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) butterfly caterpillar.
Larvae (caterpillars) sew leaves together to make a nest.
Inside the nest rests a caterpillar (larva).
Two Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) butterfly caterpillars on Sida sp. host plant.
Three Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) butterfly caterpillars on their host plant.
Caterpillars vie for the same branch.
Three Checkered Skipper caterpillars.
A Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) butterfly pupa chrysalis.
A Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) butterfly pupa or chrysalis.
Checkered Skipper pupa (chrysalis)
Checkered Skipper pupa (chrysalis)
Tropical checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) butterfly pupa chrysalis
Checkered Skipper pupa (chrysalis)
Checkered Skipper larva (caterpillar)
Adult Checkered Skipper.
Adult Checkered Skipper.