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Tails are long. Upperside is dark blackish brown; body and wing bases are iridescent blue-green. Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 5/16 inches (4.5 - 6 cm). Skippers are interesting looking because they have very large eyes, fuzzy hair-like insulation on their thorax and abdomen, and exceptionally long proboscis feeding tube, which, when extended its full length, can be longer than their body.
On a Blue - Black Giant Salvia bloom in a wildlife habitat garden.
Spotting number 2,000. I started last February with a caterpillar, so thought it appropriate that this marker be a butterfly. Thankfully, this one showed and posed at the right moment. :)
Spotted on Dec 4, 2012
Submitted on Dec 9, 2012
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