08.17.2022 Another Skipper

I’ve been seeing mostly Peck’s Skippers in the yard but yesterday this somewhat worn Silver-spotted- Epargyreus clarus decided to nectar on our boneset flowers.

We’ve had them in the yard before but it’s been awhile.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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16 Responses to 08.17.2022 Another Skipper

  1. The argyr in the genus name comes from the Greek word for silver—which is why the symbol for that chemical element is Ag and why Argentina is called what it is.

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  2. Wally Jones says:

    Very nice capture of a chunky looking skipper. (I should talk.)

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  3. Beautiful. You’re quite an insect photographer!

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  4. Lovely lighting! What a chunky little body it’s got.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    It was a good year for silver-spots here this year. I think they are at the end of their season and the frayed wings in the shot attest to that.

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  6. Nice Steve! Enjoyed seeing your Skipper image!

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  7. Peter Klopp says:

    I don’t know the purpose of the white spot on Skipper’s wings. Perhaps to scare potential attackers when they fly

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I smiled at those down-turned antennae. Cute!

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