Fiery Skipper

Sedums are one of the busiest butterfly/insect attractors in the yard.

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 A male fiery skipper  (Hylephila phyleus) was too busy feeding on the sedums to pay much attention to me.

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It made its way around from one flower to the next. The female’s pattern tends to be darker. Their size ranges between 1.0 – 1.4 inches.

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They don’t call them “skippers” for nothing — some can “skip” out of sight without even seeing them leave.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Easy to overlook but very fascinating butterflies!

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  2. That’s one I’ve never heard of. It’s a beauty!

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  3. Lovely.

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