New visitor to the garden

jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)August 6, 2010

I'm thinking this is a common checkered skipper? A real cutie! I wish he had stayed longer - I went to get my macro lens and by the time I returned, he was no where to be found.

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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Beautiful, beautiful, the checkered skipper and the zinnia!
The blue gray coloring on his body shows he's a male. Common checkered skippers are one of the skippers that I really like - they're darling!
Sherry

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 10:19PM
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fairfieldcircle(6a)

What a cutie! I hope he flew over my way!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 10:27PM
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bev2009(6 IN)

Great shot. I looked him up on the online guide to Indiana butterflies and he is not listed for our county. But your picture is so much better than the picture in the guide. Thanks.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 11:38PM
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bob_71(z7 MD)

I envy you! That's one that I haven't been lucky enough to attract yet.

Great shots!

Bob

    Bookmark   August 7, 2010 at 11:25AM
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tiffy_z5_6_can(5/6)

That is a real beauty. So perfect!!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2010 at 12:21PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

So pretty! All decked out in his pretty fur stole. Faux, of course.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2010 at 1:24PM
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bananasinohio(6OH)

Oh Jeanne, I was just telling Beth today, at Cox, what a fabulous photographer you are! You have to come and give a slideshow there! That checkerspot photograph is amazing! I love the blue on them and you captured that perfectly!
Cheers,
Elisabeth

    Bookmark   August 7, 2010 at 6:56PM
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runmede(7a Virginia)

You just need to plant some Hollyhocks. It is their favorite. Hollyhocks are also used by Painted Ladies and Gray Hairstreaks.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2010 at 9:12PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

Elisabeth, I will be happy and thrilled to donate any and all pictures to the arboreteum but don't count on any presentations from me - I am a computer geek to the bone and I can read and write in many computer languages but when it comes to speaking in public, I am illiterate!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2010 at 10:52PM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

You may have answered a question for me Jeanner. I've been trying to id this one: Is it a Checkered Skipper too?

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 8:28PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

I think so!

Your "lawn" looks like mine!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 9:00PM
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runmede(7a Virginia)

And, mine. Weeds. Butterflies love them, most neighbors don't.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 9:29PM
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