Friday, October 18, 2013

Skipper

This is a skipper butterfly.   They are the ugly step sisters of the butterfly world - not nearly as pretty as the flowers they hang out on. 

There are 3500 varieties of skippers and heaven only knows which one this is.

Some skippers are flat winged [like regular butterflies] and some are folded wing, like this one.   The forewings are held at a 45 degree angle to the others.   Very distinctive.  

We have loads of these out here and if we ever figure out which ones we have, I'll let you know.

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