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Old Jul 8, 2010, 8:41 PM   #1
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While shooting the bee's, I saw a butterfly that I'm not familiar with.
He wouldn't hold still either.
Can anyone help with a name?



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Old Jul 8, 2010, 11:14 PM   #2
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#2 has excellent framing & focus - nice shot !
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 12:45 AM   #3
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You can tell from the antennae that it is one of the Skippers (which are always tough) - probably a Common Sootywing. Where you are there are one or two Duskywings that look similar, but - believe it or not - the little white spots on the head set this one apart! Didn't you have one of these before - or was it a Duskywing?
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Nice skipper shot, as penolta said not an easy catch.
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 11:03 AM   #5
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Thanks Kev, Ronny, Pen.
Pen, I don't recall getting one of these before. He was really a little darker than it shows in the photo, guess the flash did its job. I thought it looked a lot like a skipper but it was about 2 or 3 times as big as other skippers I've seen. I'll look and see what I can dig up on it. Thanks again.
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Great shot of the sootywing - these skippers are almost as hard to photograph as they are to identify!!
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 5:01 PM   #7
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Thank you, Mole.
I wish I could get some as nice as yours though!
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(you'll just have to come back to East Tennessee, and arrange for a personalized "bug photography" tour!)
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