Brown Dun Skipper Butterfly In Our Yard On Cape Cod.


I’ve seen a lot of Skipper butterflies in our yard and on the trails this summer. Like many Skippers, the Dun Skipper is most easily observed while it is necturing. “They are named for their quick, darting flight habits. Most have their antenna tips modified into narrow, hook-like projections,” which you can see in the photograph.

There are over 3500 species of Skippers recognized. Have you ever seen a Skipper?

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