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Fiery Skipper

Hylephila phyleus

Description:

About 1 inch long. Bright yellow-orange with small dark spots on underside of wings. Antennae are short compared to other skippers.

Habitat:

Flower garden near hay pasture.

Notes:

Fiery skippers are one of the few butterflies that can adapt to the disturbance of mowing. (according to Butterflies of Houston and Southeast Texas, John & Gloria Tveten.)

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2 Comments

WMengVang
WMengVang 6 years ago

cool profile of the Butterfly

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Nice shot!

TextileRanger
Spotted by
TextileRanger

Texas, USA

Spotted on Aug 19, 2013
Submitted on Aug 22, 2014

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