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Macro Monday – Small Skipper butterfly

Do you remember my Orange beauty? If not, you are free to click on the link. There I asked your help to identify this butterfly. The responses were 56% in favor of Small Skipper. Well, today I met again with this wonderful thing. He rested on a white clover flower, waiting to be photographed. This time I’ve been able to see it better! By comparing what I’ve seen with Wikipedia data I’ve managed to identify him as Small Skipper

It has a rusty orange color to the wings, upper body and the tips of the antennae. The body is a silver white below.This butterfly is very similar in appearance to the Essex skipper (Thymelicus lineola). In the small skipper,  the undersides of the tips of the antennae are yellow, while they are black in the Essex skipper.(wikipedia)

It’s not a real macro photo but it’s a nice close-up so I’ll share this with Macro Monday Challenge.

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Written by Ileana Calotescu


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      • Wow, so you must learn some Ninja skills too to get good macros!!
        And oh, I need to sign up for hypnotizing classes too if I fail at Ninja skills :p

        Or maybe you’re so good the insects sees your photos on their intra-web and decided to queue for you to take photo of them! :p
        Anyway, Great photo! I just have to say it again!!!

  1. Very cute little butterfly. I do not think we have these small skippers here in the Outaouais valley. The most common butterfly that we have is the monarch butterfly which emigrate to the south each year if I remember well.


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