Thursday, June 03, 2010

Peck's Skippers

Skippersare along roadsides now

These little creatures above are skippers. Although they appear to me minature butterflies, they are nottruebutterflies. I love to find these tiny little minatures. Above this little skipper is feeding on Purple Vetch along the Mast Road at Three Tree Creek.
These photos are, I think, of a Peck's Skipper. Its average size is about 9/16 of an inch. These tiny winged butterfly creatures are known as Skippers; I have read that they are not considered true butterflies. They are very small and their bodies appear proportionally larger to their wings than a true butterfly's does and their wings have an angular appearance to them. For these photos I used a Canon 75-300mm lens

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