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Fiery Skipper

Hylephila phyleus

Description:

This small butterfly is sometimes confused for a moth. It is orange with faint brown spots on the wings. They are active from spring through late fall, more common in the Midwest and Northeast. This specimen was seen in the Southeast. They prefer feeding on grasses.

Habitat:

This specimen was seen in central Georgia.

Notes:

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Macon, Georgia, USA

Lat: 32.90, Long: -83.74

Spotted on Aug 12, 2018
Submitted on Aug 12, 2018

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