Excerpts from Jim Conrad's
from the April 22, 2012 Newsletter issued from the woods of the Loess Hill Region a few miles east of Natchez, Mississippi, USA
Down at the Refuge on a blade of grass at a flooded field's edge a dark skipper showed up, shown above. Obligingly he turned to provide the upper view below:
So, one reason to highlight the species here is because it's so common that it's a good one to know. Also, since we were granted such vivid pictures, it's just a pleasure to look at this little creature, admiring his Stealth-Fighter-jet design, the composure of his brown hairs and the golden aura sunlight etches upon them, the neatly coiled proboscis, etc.
Also, this is a good time to mention that Bea and I, since we had such fun with the Yucatan's butterfly page, are building up a "Butterflies of the Natchez, Mississippi Area" page. The beginning of our page is at http://www.backyardnature.net/n/a/natchez/.
Bea is even starting one for her part of Ontario, at http://www.backyardnature.net/n/a/boo/.