Looking At Insects. #3 Butterfly.

Hi everyone!

And a big oops from me! I forgot to include this little critter yesterday since insects are supposed to come out Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Sigh. My brain was likely still sleeping. Anyway, today we have a small butterfly from the group called Skippers. They do not have quite the strong flight of other butterflies and tend to stay close to bushes and tall grasses. This one is called “Hobomok Skipper” and is a very common early summer butterfly. They have a wingspan of 1 to 1 1/2 inches (25 to 37mm), so they are just a small butterfly. They seem to be more abundant than usual in our area this year. Well, have a great day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

16 Comments on “Looking At Insects. #3 Butterfly.

  1. Don’t be so hard on yourself πŸ˜‡ is your blog, you can change things whenever you want isn’t it πŸ˜€. Hobomol skipper – quiet a hard name to remember, like i remember everything πŸ™„πŸ˜…. Beautiful shot, Hope nothing bothered you while taking this shot. How is Muffin? She loves watching insects πŸ˜€? I love this… Have a wonderful day and a fun week ahead ❣️

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    • True, but I like to stay with a schedule when I say that’s the schedule unless I say the schedule changes.πŸ˜πŸ™„ It is an odd name for a small butterfly, but I guess it would be odd even if it was a large butterfly.πŸ€”πŸ™„ I was just standing on my deck when I took this photo so no problems.πŸ˜πŸ“· Muffin loves eating insects! And chasing them too.😺😼 Have a beautiful day Simon!😊😻🌞

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      • We all like to stay with the schedule, but God has other plans. He just sits there and watch all of us who works on schedule and spoil it a bit and laugh 🀣 maybe that way he is enjoying his solitude πŸ˜…πŸ€£ Muffin is sure an insect fan 😍 .. Thank you Uncle Steve πŸ€—

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      • Yes indeed Simon, you are absolutely right with that thought!😊😻 I hope you had a wonderful day, good night Simon!😁🌜😴

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      • It was a good day, now I’m looking forward to a peaceful evening/night ☺️

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    • Well, moths fly at night, mostly and butterflies fly during the day, don’t know of any exceptions, at least not around here. Butterflies have club like antennae, moths have feathery antennae, mostly. The best difference is how the forewings and hindwings are joined together, but that can really only be seen if you have it in hand, which doesn’t usually happen. Those are the official differences. Hope that helps!πŸ€”πŸ˜Š

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