There’s a lovely online field guide for butterflies. This is a skipper, a silver-spotted skipper to be exact. It’s scientific name is Epargyreus clarus. I took these photos less than an hour ago. I’ve been relying on my iPhone quite a bit lately. I vow henceforth to carry my Cannon Rebel with me everywhere I go.
Butterfly Among Zinnias
Posted byRussell SmithPosted inanimals, Floral, NatureTags:butterflies, butterfly, coiled tube, insects, Lepidoptera, Proboscis, skippers, straw
Published by Russell Smith
I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar. View more posts