Hi everyone! Hard to believe it has been nearly a week since our last look at insects. I have been a little slow in identifying them as well, although butterflies are a little easier than most insects. This butterfly is called “Least Skipper”. Skippers are quite a large family of butterflies and fairly small. They can also be a bit more confusing than most to identify.
I have managed to find 3 different species here this year and this is one. Notice on this butterfly the antennae are striped black and white, as are the legs, which make it a lot easier to identify since it is the only one with the stripes. It has a 1 inch (2.5cm) wingspan. They like to fly low to the ground. They will overwinter in our area as a caterpillar. Well, have a great day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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