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Fiery Skipper

Hylephila phyleus

Description:

The Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae and are approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. The males are orange or yellow with black spots while the females are dark brown with orange or yellow spots. The caterpillars are greenish pink with a black head. Fiery skippers, along with all other species of skippers and skipperlings, can hold their wings in "triangle" shape. The forewings are held upright, and the hindwings are folded flat. This position is thought to better absorb the sun's rays.

Habitat:

Open Urban areas

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17 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

WOW. Amazing series man! (:0

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow! Great series!

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 10 years ago

stunning macro

East End aka Lorelei
East End aka Lorelei 10 years ago

Awesome photos! I love the 1st photo most.

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 10 years ago

Wonderful series, Liam! I really love that 4th shot! Very beautiful done!

stefananeshkalea
stefananeshkalea 10 years ago

So Cute!!!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Fantastic Liam!

Palaimon
Palaimon 10 years ago

Your pictures are all amazing!!

FoTony
FoTony 10 years ago

Wow, what a beautiful macro! Actually the intire series is is fantastic. I like how you work up from macro to overall picture.

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Very nice :)

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Beautiful macro!

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

Amazing stuff pal!!
great macros!!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 10 years ago

Fantastic photos Liam!

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 10 years ago

spectacular close up!
exquisite detail!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Great work Liam...

Liam
Liam 10 years ago

Thanks, Gerardo! :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Grate photos

Liam
Spotted by
Liam

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Sep 5, 2010
Submitted on Jan 8, 2012

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