Yesterday I posted a photo that I identified as a “little glassywing.” I think I was wrong, though.
The shot is far from perfect. It could be that, but I think that it is more likely that it was a female sachem. That is based on the flight times of both butterflies, and the fact that I saw a number of sachems the same day. The white spots are about the same on both. Sachem had not even entered my mind when I was trying to figure out what it was.
This is another view of a sachem. It becomes a very common butterfly in the late summer.
Here is another skipper that I have tried to identify.
Unfortunately I was not able to get as good of a photo as I wanted. Here is another shot of the same butterfly.
I am thinking wild indigo duskywing, based on eliminating the other possibilities. The next closest would be Horace’s duskywing. Both would be possible at this site, but I am leaning heavily towards wild indigo.
This is a tawny-edge skipper.