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Horace's Duskywing

Erynnis horatius


The wingspan is about 2 inches. The upperside of the wing is brown with contrasting lighter spots and patterns. This is probably a female because of the presence of pattern (the male shows little to no contrasting spots).


Butterfly garden with fuchsia colored zinnias.


This is one of the larger skippers. this is probably from a recently hatched brood. Multiple butterflys are present. The last spotting of this butterfly at this location was 2014. This species has been seen on native lantana and dehybridized zinnias.

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1 Comment

Brian38 3 years ago

nice spotting glbnoah109! I looked hard for these in a recent trip to Arkansas, but was unsuccessful.

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Highland Village, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2017
Submitted on May 12, 2017

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