Sunday, October 4, 2009

Silver-spotted Skipper

The silver-spotted skipper is a large skipper that can be identified by the silver spot on the underside of the hindwing, it is a bit difficult to see it in the picture above but the spot on the closest wing in the picture is the silver-spot. Silver-spotted skoppers can be found through out North America except northern and dessert regions.
Silver-spotted skippers are spreadwing skippers so they are usually found whith their wings open when perched. At night the Silver-spotted skippers perch upside down on the underside of leaves. I took these photographs at Wild River State Park.

6 comments:

Jama said...

What a gorgeous macro!

Chris said...

Beautiful shots, especially the second one with this nice light! Well done.

foto CHIP said...

Butterflies looks awesome in macro :) good shot!

margie said...

beautiful! and always helpful to learn something new. skippers. there you go.

Sarah said...

Oh lovely shots!! That is all we had this summer skippers - but beautiful!! Sarah

Michelle said...

What a lot of great information to go with a fabulous shot.

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