Long-tailed Skipper

I’m used to seeing Fiery Skippers and Silver-spotted Skippers darting and dipping about in the front yard, but today was the first time I saw a Long-tailed Skipper sipping nectar from the Zinnias.

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Doesn’t take much to figure out where it gets its name from, eh?

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This butterfly is not bright or flashy, but I found it to be a soft and gentle sort of lovely.

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