Horace’s Duskywing Skipper

They don’t call them skippers for nothing.

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There are spread-wing skippers, like this Horace’s skipper,

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and there are foldwing skippers. This one is probably a sachem. I need to see the underside of the hindwing to be sure.

A checklist of Illinois butterflies lists 54 species of skippers! Needless to say there’s a lot of similarities among them.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Skippers are a fascinating universe unto themselves!

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  2. That first one looks like it would have been tough to get a good photo of. You did it though!

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