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Rare image

It’s “just” a Silver-spotted Skipper (“Epargyreus clarus”), but this is the first time I have ever been able to capture one with its wing(s) down. So although I had some cool images of Cloudless Sulphurs — http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/937077 and http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/937572 — this has to be today’s post.

Confirmed at BAMONA as Epargyreus clarus or “Silver-spotted Skipper”; http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/937139
Species pages—
» BAMONA, http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Epargyreus-clarus
» BugGuide, http://bugguide.net/node/view/403

One year ago (“Interference”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-10-08
Two years ago (“Another beautiful fall day in southern Illinois!”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-10-08
great timing- persistence paid off
October 14th, 2013  
Fantastic focus and detail, Incredible to see all the tiny hairs.
October 14th, 2013  
Well it was your lucky day. Nice job
October 15th, 2013  
@michelleyoung Thanks, Michelle! I think that's been one of the most surprising things about photographing butterflies and moths the last year: the "fuzziness" of their bodies!
October 15th, 2013  
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