Posts Tagged: Erynnis tristis
It's National Pollinator Week! Do you know where your pollinators are? Or better yet, do you know how to attract them and protect them? Pollinator Partnership has announced that June 19-25 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S....
A Gulf Fritillary, Argraulis vanillae, on pink mallow in Vacaville, Calif. Note its jagged wings: mark of a predator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A mournful duskywing, Erynnis tristis suns itself on a butterfly bush. Note its jagged wings, the mark of a predator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, lingering on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Call it the "Mournful Dusky-Wing" or the "Sad Dusky-Wing." Call it what you will, but the Erynnis tristis, a member of the skipper butterfly family (Hesperiidae), is neither mournful nor sad when it's nectaring lavender. The skipper, distinguishable...