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Well, hello there umber skipper!

April 23, 2018

 

I just love the umber skippers Poanes melane.

They appear in the garden in March and are around until late October.

 

 

 

The image above I took from an unusual angle. 

Look at the skipper's proboscis as it sips nectar from the Siskiyou Wooly Sunflower blossom Eriophyllum lanatum 'Siskiyou'.

And what timing - see the tiny insect flying to the right of the skipper.

I didn't even notice the insect until I enlarged this shot.

 

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