GESO: Tiny Butterflies
pdml-mark at charter.net
Sat Aug 19 14:27:32 EDT 2017
Nice shots - good lighting and sharpness. I've chased those quite a bit
and they are indeed quite fast.
Can't help much with the ID. The silver spotted skipper has a very
prominent white mark on the underside of the rear wings and orange bands
on the top side. Otherwise there are many species of folded wing
skippers with a basic rusty-brown coloration, differing only in the
details of the wing spots.
Daniel J. Matyola wrote:
> Our butterfly bushes and echinaceas attract a lot of Monarchs, Viceroys,
> Swallowtails and
> Cabbage Whites. Mixed in with them occasionally are tiny brown and orange
> or yellow butterflies that move very quickly, and because of their size and
> erratic flight, they are extremely difficult to photograph. Luckily, some
> took a liking to the Sedum heads that are just starting to mature, giving
> me the opportunity to grab a few shots of the little buggers.
> I am not certain, but I think they are skippers, perhaps silver-spotted,
> Delaware or fiery skippers. Any help in identification will be greatly
> appreciated, as will comments and criticisms on the images.
> I also took this opportunity to try SquareSpace for a mini-gallery, and it
> seems to work well.
> K-5 IIs, FA 100 mm F 2.8 macro
> Dan Matyola
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