Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fuzzy

I've been seeing the Silver-spotted Skipper since I arrived in April. Who knows this may be the same one! It's pretty tattered. It's easy to spot this large Skipper with that huge white streak on his hindwing.

11 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I see tons of these as well, Eve. Usually, that is. This year I've not seen many butterflies or skippers at all even though the lantana and butterfly weed are blooming. ?

Carolynn said...

Excellent close-up. He looks like an old-timer.

Steve B said...

Good job, I can never get skippers to stay still long enought to get a bead on them!

Jenny said...

Yes, its done some living has that Skipper! Great to see the Lantana being used. My favourite colourway too. I have that one Evie, I must post those garden flowers sometime soon.....

Rural Rambler said...

Great picture Eve! Butterflies are so beautiful to look at and watch. I love seeing them flutter from plant to plant to flower but geez their life is hard on those butterfly wings!

How's the fingies?

Daniel Spurgeon said...

I love Silver-spotted Skippers! One of my favorite butterflies. Great close-up of it!

Leedra said...

The Silver Spotted skippers are the easy ones to id. With most of the others I just scratch my head and say it is a skipper. He does appear to have had better days.

Bird Girl said...

That Skipper makes the flowers looks even prettier! So nice!

Eve said...

Thanks all!

RR my figies is good! Cold water does the trick!

Debi I hope those butterflies show up soon! You may need to take a trip to the Butterfly House!! Hint hint!!

Daniel we'll have to get you Sabastian and Debi to meet me and Morgan at the Butterfly House! Morgan is 11 also! They can compare bug stories!

Jenny get photographing! Use that awesome new G10!!

Roy said...

Super macro Evie. He has definitely got a lot a miles on the clock.

Mary said...

Great shot...your butterflies are as tattered looking as mine. I never see a perfect one with untorn wings. Jenny and Roy are keeping all the untorn ones in England :-)