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(Male) Fiery Skipper

Hylephila phyleus


Small butterfly approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) long with wings in triangle position. "The males are orange or yellow with black spots while the females are dark brown with orange or yellow spots." - Wikipedia


Backyard on unknown bush for only a few seconds before flying off. "Widespread wherever winters are mild. Individuals range quite widely into cold-winter areas during the warmer part of the year, even starting breeding colonies- but these colonies die out when really cold weather hits" - BugGuide

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CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Thanks Gerardo :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Wonderful Cindy!

Escondido, California, USA

Lat: 33.14, Long: -117.05

Spotted on Apr 11, 2012
Submitted on Apr 11, 2012


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