Chusca Sandhill Skipper - Polites sabuleti chusca
The desert subspecies of the Sandhill Skipper, Polites sabuleti chusca, is more lightly marked than the nominate species found along the coast. On Sept. 11, 2008, I happened upon a couple along Valyermo Road near Pearblossom. Desert Salt Grass, the larval host, was growing nearby.

©Dennis Walker