Friday, August 16, 2013

Silver-spotted Skipper

I met the Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) today at lunch.  According to Wikipedia, this is supposed to be "the most recognized skipper in North America."  Needless to say, I had absolutely no idea what this was until a few minutes ago.  Additional Silver-spotted Skipper trivia:  adults almost never feed on yellow flowers.  Hmmmm.

Once again, I have to credit the Massachusetts Butterfly Club for helping me ID this butterfly.

I'm almost as bad with identifying flowers, so forgive me for not naming the co-star in the above picture.  Here's a younger version of same flower:

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