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The Silver-Spotted Skipper

The silver-spotted skipper, Epargyreus clarus, has been missing around here this year.  Today I spotted a few working the wild bergamot. They spend ten seconds or less on each flower, but usually don’t move too far to the next, so … Continue reading

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Out and About

After yesterday’s rains this silver spotted skipper, Epargyreus clarus, was flying around.  It briefly settled on the wet sand to mud, and then flew around in the tall vegetation.  

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Spots of Silver

I got an unconventional view of a silver-spotted skipper today. Here is a more conventional view of Epargyreus clarus.  A spectacular butterfly from any angle.  

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The Silver Spotted Skipper

The silver-spotted skipper is a stocky fireplug of a butterfly, bouncing around from flower to flower. They are common right now.  Both of the photographs here were taken within the last two days.  One of the things I find charming … Continue reading

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The Silver-Spotted Skipper

Saturday I got my first view of a silver-spotted skipper, Epargyreus clarus, for the season.  This is a very bright, colorful, and charming butterfly.

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Silver-spotted skipper

We have had a rainy week.  On Wednesday the sun was out but it was pretty windy.  I got a picture of this battered silver-spotted skipper. Soon the butterflies will all be gone.

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