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Photo © Janson Jones, all rights reserved
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida (Google, OSM)
28.6856098178, -80.7596835235
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This little skipper was fluttering about the southern end of L. Pond road near Marsh Bay Creek at Merritt Island. I've seen many over the years, but rarely get decent photographs for one reason or another.

Thanks to cyric for helping tag the formal identification!

~ janson jones,
http://dusttracks.com

Apr. 01, 2012 06:38:23 -0400
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cyric's ID: Salt Marsh Skipper (Panoquina panoquin)

I'd say it looks more like a Salt Marsh Skipper with that horizontal white dash on the hindwing.

Compare:
http://www.duke.edu/~jspippen/butterflies/saltmarshskipper.htm
http://www.rlephoto.com/skippers_grass5/skipper_salt_marsh01.htm

Posted by cyric over 2 years ago (Flag)
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jansonjones's ID: Salt Marsh Skipper (Panoquina panoquin)
Posted by jansonjones over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Agreed! And thank you!

Posted by jansonjones over 2 years ago (Flag)
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jansonjones's ID: Salt Marsh Skipper (Panoquina panoquin)
Community ID: Salt Marsh Skipper (Panoquina panoquin)
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