Wednesday, June 22, 2016

European Skippers

I wasn't sure about this little butterfly so sent a pic into a butterfly website for verification.  It's one of the little grass-skipper clan and was introduced into Canada in the early 1900's.   I find it drinking nectar from smaller flowers like this birds-foot trefoil. I have been seeing lots of these little guys for weeks. The butterfly website verified my assumptions. It noted a large number of recent sightings and stated that they will be abundant this year. They only have one hatching a year so I'll probably stop seeing them by August.  Maybe not as big as most butterflies but definately among the prettiest.

1 comment:

rachel said...

Now I know how to tell the difference between skippers and butterflies. Their wings are very different.