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Posts Tagged: Hesperiidae

Soaking Up Sunshine

A fiery skipper and a damselfly sharing the same spot: an artichoke leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the entomological world, we call that a "two-fer." Two insects in the same photo. Sunday morning we spotted a fiery skipper butterfly (Hylephila phyleus) on an artichoke leaf. It was warming its flight muscles, maybe to flutter over to the lavender...

A fiery skipper and a damselfly sharing the same spot: an artichoke leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A fiery skipper and a damselfly sharing the same spot: an artichoke leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A fiery skipper and a damselfly sharing the same spot: an artichoke leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of fiery skipper, Hylephila phyleus, belonging to the family Hesperiidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of fiery skipper, Hylephila phyleus, belonging to the family Hesperiidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of fiery skipper, Hylephila phyleus, belonging to the family Hesperiidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:34 PM
Tags: artichoke leaf (1), butterfly (15), damselfly (4), fiery skipper (10), Hesperiidae (2), skipper (3), Zygoptera (3)

Skipping Along

A skipper on a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

As fall fades and winter beckons, we're still seeing skipper butterflies foraging in cosmos, lantana and other flowers. Lepidopterans study 'em but we just admire 'em. Distinguishing characteristics of skippers include "clubs" on the tips of their...

A skipper on a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A skipper on a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A skipper on a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a skipper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a skipper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a skipper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 10:00 PM
 
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