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I carefully stalked this tiny skipper taking in the afternoon sun. It eventually settled for five minutes in a rich soil mixture under a new apple tree planting in my back garden. 19 to 32 mm (0.75 to 1.25 inch) Could be another species but settled for this due to the bluish hair scaling. Uses Hollyhock, Habiscus or cheesweed (available). http://www.cirrusimage.com/skipper_check...
Foothills, weedy plains, fields and gardens.