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:
Friday, August 16, 2013
Labels: flowers, macro photography, photography, Rail Trail
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