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John Dicus | all galleries >> The Lower 48 States, Continental USA >> Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Oct-Dec, 2004 > Clouded Skipper
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Clouded Skipper
24-OCT-2004 John Dicus

Clouded Skipper

Lerema accius

This clouded skipper is cheating the turk's cap flower (Malvaviscus sp.)by nectaring at it without pollinating it. You can see that the flower has not yet opened, but the skipper's proboscis or tongue is inserted through the side of the flower without delivering any pollen.

Nikon D70 ,Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro IF HSM
1/200s f/5.6 at 185.0mm with Flash full exif

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