Fiery Skipper!

7 09 2010

Fiery Skipper - wot a stunna!

This cracking little skipper showed up at the Quaker Ridge Hawkwatch “Oasis” today. Skippers are generally a mindbogglingly dull little group of butterflies in my opinion – like the peeps of the butterfly world. They are fun to try and identify though. The Fiery Skipper really bucks this trend – it literally glows bright orange. Not the first uncommon butterfly at the watch this year with personal highlights including Common Checkered Skipper and White M Hairstreak. A website I like for butterflies is the Massachussets  Butterfly Club website (here).

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5 responses

9 09 2010
Dawn Fine

What a fiery little critter!

9 09 2010
Peter DeGennaro

You had a Common Checkered Skipper? That’s a good find for CT, much more uncommon than the fiery. Ironically, the only other report of one this year came from Lighthouse Pt.

9 09 2010
underclearskies

Hi Peter,

The Common Checkered Skipper was found by Bill Wallace and photos were obtained. I got to see it briefly but wasn’t quick enough running to get my camera!

Luke

11 09 2010
Peter DeGennaro

Do you mind if I pass this on to the CT butterfly listserve? Other birders who are butterfliers may want to know if they visit the hawk watch.

11 09 2010
underclearskies

Hi Peter,

Please feel free to do so.

Luke

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