Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Delaware Skipper Butterfly (Anatrytone logan)

(Photo: 7/01/09 by Marvin)

Delaware Skipper Butterfly (Anatrytone logan)

Definitely a Skipper.

Definitely a Grass Skipper.

IDed on BugGuide as a Delaware Skipper.

According to Butterflies and Moths of North America:

Identification: Wings are bright yellow-orange. Upperside has black borders and black veins near the margins; forewing has a black bar at the end of the cell. Females have wider borders and darker markings than males. Underside has no markings but may have darker orange veins.

Wing span: 1 - 1 11/16 inches.

Range: Southern Maine west across the Great Lakes states and southern Canada to central Montana; south to Florida, the Gulf states, Texas, northeastern New Mexico, and the Mexican highlands to El Salvador.

(Please go to the Butterflies and Moths website for more information on this species.)



Lisa at Greenbow said...

These folded winged skippers are the Empids of the butterfly world. They make me crazy trying to id them. Great photo Marv.

Louise said...

Your dedication to identification always inspires me. Now to find the time to do it. (And it would help if my pictures were as good and close!)

Doug Taron said...

I concur with your ID.

MObugs said...

I agree with Lisa, skippers will make u crazy trying to id them. The Delaware is one of the few I can identify. This is a beautiful shot.