Sickle-Winged Skipper - 2
This unusual and moth-like native to Mexico just barely reaches into parts of Texas' southern tip and have very distinctive "hooked" forewings. Males are almost "dark chocolate" in coloration, while females are significantly lighter in color. These were found feeding on a local native wildflower in the Rio Grande Valley called Siam weed that is extremely toxic to most animals, but butterflies and bees love it.
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Achlyodes, Achlyodes mithridates, Animalia, Arthropoda, Eantis tamenund, East Lake Unit, Hesperiidae, 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, border skipper, bug, butterfly, color, fall, hook-winged, insect, invertebrate, nature, northern sicklewing, sickle-wing, sickle-winged, sicklewing, sicklewinged, skipper, spread-winged skipper, wild, wildlife
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