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Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) Pale orange skipper butterfly with brown to black spots on wings. On foliage in a backyard habitat in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
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Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)

Pale orange skipper butterfly with brown to black spots on wings. On foliage in a backyard habitat in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.

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  1. Nice one! Posted one year ago

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The Fiery Skipper is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae and are approximately 1 inch long. The males are orange or yellow with black spots while the females are dark brown with orange or yellow spots. The caterpillars are greenish pink with a black head. The caterpillars are often considered pests and can feed on bermudagrass, creeping bentgrass, and St. Augustine grass.

Fiery skippers, along with all other species of skippers and skipperlings, can hold their wings in "triangle" shape... more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded May 30, 2018. Captured Jul 25, 2017 12:26 in Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/7.1
  • 1/400s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm