Photos / Sounds


Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)




September 6, 2020 02:17 PM EDT


This one was very bright yellow compared to other skippers so it showed up from a distance: a very good thing as it did NOT stay in the area. Within a couple of minutes it had moved on and was not seen again despite standing still in that area for an hour watching the other butterflies coming and going, and checking again when I passed through the area a couple of hours later. Since the habitat is low quality, I think it continued on into the nearby yards where it would find lots of flowers etc. I would not recommend this as a spot to normally find Fierys only a few Wild Indigos and Peck's.