Fiery Skipper A Moth Or Butterfly?

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Sunning Himself on Nasturtiums Leaf

“The fiery skipper (Hylephila phyleus) is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae and is approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) long.

Fiery skippers, along with all other species of skippers and skipperlings, can hold their wings in a “triangle” shape. The forewings are held upright, and the hindwings are folded flat. This position is thought to better absorb the sun’s rays.” So says Wikipedia

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I surprised myself capturing this tiny fellow with my smartphone camera. Now go forth and use skippering in a sentence.

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