Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sleepy Duskywing

Erynnis brizo

Butterfly numbers have slowly increased with the warmer days.
I came across this bug this afternoon. I believe it new to me. Certainly new to me in the region. This particular skipper occurs in the "early Spring." I'm perfectly happy to call this now early Spring; I hope the weather cooperates with that.

This species also only has one flight of adults per yr. A "one-brood" butterfly. I particularly enjoy coming across species that hold such a tight and brief schedule.
They discipline me to stay focused in my surveying insects of this Order, even as the warm sunny afternoon wears on....
They keep me on my toes to identify a brown butterfly I almost walked past.
This is good.
I may not have a chance to see it for an entire year.

1 comment:

  1. Great find! I have not found a skipper with it's wings so well spread that I can usually have a 1/2 chance to ID them!