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By NickDale      
Close-up of an Essex skipper butterfly resting on a daisy and facing the camera, with a blurred grassy background behind. Shot with a Nikon D800 in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA, in July 2013.
ISO 100, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/125

Tags: Wildlife Usa Animal White Butterfly Moth Daisy Flower Close-up Insect Yellow Green Petals North america United states of america America Us United states Wildlife and nature

Voters: KarenFB, sawsengee, debu and 16 more

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KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 182 England
26 Dec 2018 6:48AM
A gorgeous Skipper (not sure which one) butterfly. I really like their little faces, they seem to be a lot 'cuddlier' then other butterflies! Smile
NickDale 7 137 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2018 7:10AM
Thanks. I never could find out what kind of butterfly or moth this was, so I appreciate the tip!
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2018 11:31AM
Beautiful!
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
26 Dec 2018 2:14PM
Think you'll find this to be a Little Skipper or a Small Copper ( butterfly ) my award either way Nick SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Ron
Mike_Young 14 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2018 3:15PM
Karen is correct it is a Skipper butterfly, If you look at the antenna they are black on the ends as though dipped in black paint, this tells me it is an Essex Skipper.
NickDale 7 137 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2018 3:30PM
If it helps, I saw it in Glacier National Park in the States...
Mike_Young 14 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2018 3:35PM

Quote:If it helps, I saw it in Glacier National Park in the States...


My comment stands, this is from Wikipedia "The Essex skipper (Thymelicus lineola) is a butterfly in family Hesperiidae. In North America, it is known as the European skipper."

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