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Skipper butterfly

Family: Hesperiidae


This little one was happy to show off in front of the camera. I've never met such an outgoing skipper before! What a blessing to get to meet these lovely creatures!


This one looks like it has a little smile if you look close enough! So cute! It was my buddy for a long while!

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Christy Chow
Christy Chow 7 years ago

Thank you, Marta! This little one was so friendly. It warmed my heart :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Excellent close ups of the skipper!

Christy Chow
Christy Chow 7 years ago


Christy Chow
Christy Chow 7 years ago

I wondered if if was, as well. I can't be totally sure, as I didn't get a good top view of it with a full spread, but I have a feeling you're right. Thanks :)

Jeff Dreier
Jeff Dreier 7 years ago

Nice photo. I think it might be a woodland skipper based on my field guide.

Christy Chow
Christy Chow 7 years ago

Yes, very common in the PNW. They're super adorable little things. I mostly see fiery skippers or woodland skippers, but I couldn't be sure what this one was, thus I went solely with the family name. :)

veneta.tashev 7 years ago

I saw one just like this one 2 days ago. These species must be common in the Pacific Northwest. I don't have more then the family either :(

Christy Chow
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Christy Chow

Ashland, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2014
Submitted on Jul 28, 2014

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