Hey, Skipper!

skipper_0196 I found it interesting, the way the wings are at different angles at rest. Reminded me of some fighter jet planes, or a starfighter spacecraft in Star Wars.

I initially thought it was a moth, but some web searching yielded its identity, a Skipper Butterfly, Potanthus niobe.

The subfamily of banded or grass Skippers, Hesperrinae, is unique because of the angles of the forewings and hindwings in a “jet-plane position.”

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Though small, they can have attractive patterns on their wings upon closer inspection.

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Skippers are part of the Hesperiidae family, and named after their quick, darting flights. Here it seems happy enough to stop and enjoy its meal.

Nice to meet you, and have a nice day, Skipper!

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