Yellowpatch Skipper On Cape Cod

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Most of the butterflies are gone for the year but I saw this Yellowpatch Skipper feeding on a Knapweed wildflower. The colors of the skipper were shades of orange and brown. I had never seen one before.

Skippers, part of the butterfly family,  are named for their quick, darting flight habits. Most have the antenna tip modified into a narrow hook-like projection which you can see in the photograph.

Have you ever seen a Yellowpatch Skipper?

One thought on “Yellowpatch Skipper On Cape Cod”

  1. He’s kind of a fuzzy little guy. Is there something unusual about the shape of his wings? It almost looks like he has four of them!

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