Thursday, August 15, 2013

Barbie's Little Sister

Meet the Hobomok Skipper Butterfly (Poanes hobomok) -- at least I think it is.  There are something like 3,500 different species in this family.   I saw this little bugger perched on a poison ivy leaf during a lunchtime walk along the rail trail near the Mountain State Company.

I was struck by its weird wing design.

Post Script:  The Massachusetts Butterfly Club (!) is a great resource for images.

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