A Spreadwing Skipper

A Horace’s duskywing skipper (Erynnis horatius) took time to feed on a blazing star.

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The adults visit flowers and mud puddles.

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The ones in southern Illinois emerge from early April to mid October.

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They prefer warm sunny spots in clearings along the edges of woodlands, and roadsides.



4 responses to this post.

  1. As always, a delight to look at.


  2. It looks to be well camouflaged.


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