If you are a lepidopterist (or wish you were one) then you know I am talking about Skippers. Quite similar to butterflies, the main differences are a more stout body, not as slim as a typical butterfly, and having a bit of a hook on the tip of the antenna club. They are also fairly small and tend to flit about more quickly and often than a larger butterfly.
I’ve had Tawny-edged Skippers (Polites themistocles) visit the yard a few times that I have witnessed and no doubt many times that I have not. And, keeping with an ongoing theme on this blog, here is a shot of one on, of all things, boneset.Quite the little poser. As you can see, they also have fairly large eyes per body size.
If you like more color in your Skipper images, here is another Tawny-edged on goldenrod from a few years back.
Tomorrow is forecast to start a bit drippy, but I hope to have a productive few days. Have a great weekend, everyone! 🙂