Fiery Skipper - 5
Often mistaken for a little orange moth, the fiery skipper is a very common butterfly of the Southern United States, Mexico and Central America that sometimes stays as far north as Southern Canada. It is very easy to distinguish from other orange skippers by having small black spots on the undersides of solid orange wings. This female was found and photographed feeding on the nectar of the locally native Siam weed in rural Willacy County, Texas - a dozen or so miles from the Mexican border.
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Animalia, Arthropoda, East Lake Unit, Hesperiidae, Hylephila, Hylephila phyleus, Insecta, La Sal Vieja, Lepidoptera, Lower Rio Grande NWR, Lower Rio Grande National Wildlife Refuge, RGV, Raymondville, Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Willacy County, animal, arthropod, autumn, bug, butterfly, color, fall, insect, invertebrate, nature, orange, skipper, wild, wildlife
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