Butterfly Among Zinnias

This is the time of year that I love most! Note how the skipper is deploying its proboscis, also known as a coiled tube. The butterfly eats like a person sucking on a straw in a milkshake.

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.

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