Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Who is this butterfly?

Edited to say: Thanks to @sslyb and @klsnature on Twitter I now know that this is a Silver-spotted Skipper!

Ok, I will be honest, I don't know what kind of butterfly this is. I have searched via google but I think I need a good insect id book too. Does anyone know. These photos are from Cantigny but I have seen this kind of butterfly on the coneflowers by my office as well. My coworker and I have named it "Playboy Bunny Butterfly" because the white marking looks kind of like a bunny. Doesn't it? But, as fun as that is, I'd love to know the real name of this character.

Butterfly up close on a leaf

Butterfly perched on some yellow flowers

Prize to the first to accurately identify this butterfly in my comments. Ok, maybe I don't have a prize but you'll have the gratification of knowing you helped and a chance to show off your butterfly IQ.

DK Miller
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