Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
This little skipper species has an enormous range, and can be found from the northeastern United States to just about all of South America to just about as far south of the equator as it lives north of the equator. This active whirlabout (it gets it's name from the pattern it flies when landing and taking off) was found actively feeding on lantana flowers in a park in Harlingen, Texas on a hot, early spring afternoon.
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Animalia, Arthropoda, Cameron County, Harlingen, Hesperiidae, Hesperiini, Hugh Ramsey Nature Park, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Polites, Polites vibex, RGV, Rio Grande Valley, Texas, animal, arthropod, bug, butterfly, color, grass skipper, insect, invertebrate, nature, pollinator, skipper, spotted, spring, whirlabout, wild, wildlife, yellow
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