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Little Glassywing?

Posted by misssherry Z8/9MS (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 17, 11 at 14:01

I got this picture out in my garden today -
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I went through my field guide, and I think it's a little glassywing - the bluish coloring on it is what drew my attention. Anybody know if that's what it is?
Sherry


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RE: Little Glassywing?

Sherry,

The innermost spot needs to be square or rectangular. Check out Clouded Skipper in Kaufman's, page 309. It looks like the female.

Sandy


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RE: Little Glassywing?

Great Picture! What plant is she nectaring on? Very pretty!


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RE: Little Glassywing?

Clouded skipper Lerema accius looks right to me. The frosting on the forewing tip says either Clouded or else a female Zabulon, and the ground color is too dark, not orange enough for Zabulon.

The Zabulon also has a white line on the leading edge of the hindwing, but it wouldn't be visible in this picture. And, the forewing square spots are larger in Zabulon.

Jeff


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RE: Little Glassywing?

I looked up clouded skipper, and I think y'all are right.

The flower is a stoke's aster, Melissa. They're all over my garden - I'm going to have to dig some up this fall and move them or discard them to keep them from taking over. They're great nectar plants, giving the butterflies a nice 'landing pad' but they're very vigorous, to say the least.

Sherry


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