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Arctic Skipper Butterfly Keeping an eye out over his territory, an Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon) butterfly perches atop a blade of grass at the Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ramsar site no. 755. Arctic Skipper,Canada,Carterocephalus palaemon,Chequered skipper,Geotagged,Mer Bleue Conservation Area,Ontario,Ottawa,Ramsar wetland,Spring,butterfly Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Arctic Skipper Butterfly

Keeping an eye out over his territory, an Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon) butterfly perches atop a blade of grass at the Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ramsar site no. 755.

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The chequered skipper, not to be confused with the large chequered skipper, is a small woodland butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. This butterfly can live in grasslands. The upperside of the butterfly is brown with orange spots and on its underside the chequered skipper is orange with brown spots. Chequered skippers are found throughout the United Kingdom and other European countries, but seen locally in Japan, Canada, and the United States. In North America the chequered skipper is known as the.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Greg Shchepanek
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By Greg Shchepanek

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Uploaded Nov 27, 2018. Captured Jun 9, 2018 16:06 in Mer Bleue Bog Trail, Ridge Rd, Ottawa, ON K0A 2Y0, Canada.
  • Canon EOS M100
  • f/7.1
  • 1/251s
  • ISO100
  • 28mm