Little skipper on a buckwheat flower head

I spotted this lovely little male common checkered-skipper pyrgus communis on one of the buckwheat plant flower heads.

It is a very lovely butterfly with a wing span of just 1 to 1 1/2 inches.

The fuzzy body is a striking blue-gray.

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