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How the Fiery Skipper got his name.

Posted by bob_71 z7 MD (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 18, 11 at 14:15

Most people think this feisty little skipper got his name due to his 'fiery' color...not so! I observed this one spend several minutes today trying to forcibly mate with a Wild Indigo Duskywing. He just did not want to take no for an answer...(now watch one of you knowledgeable members shoot holes in my theory by pointing out that my picture is of two males, I wouldn't know the difference).

Butterfly activity here has finally gotten as hot as the weather has been.

Have a nice day!

Bob


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RE: How the Fiery Skipper got his name.

Great photos Bob! I had one of those skippers on my butterfly bush today...no doubt searching for a Wild Indigo Duskywing ;) Tony


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RE: How the Fiery Skipper got his name.

Thanks Bob,

I was wondering what kind of Skipper that was.

Great photos as usual.

I like your idea of how he got his name.

Betty


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