Sunday, May 12, 2013

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper
 The Arctic skipper is, as its name would suggest, found primarily in the northern reaches of the Northern Hemisphere. Its range extends as far north as Alaska. Here in Minnesota we typically see one brood per year and they usually emerge in late spring or early summer, mid May to early July. The larva feed on a variety of different types of grasses while the butterfly feeds on the nectar of various species of flowers. The Arctic skipper is one of the more colorful skippers that we see here.


Gracie O'Tripp said...

Beautiful macro shot.

Norma Ruttan said...

wow! I never thought about butterflies living that far north. great capture!

Bluebell Woods said...

How pretty he is