Thursday, December 16, 2010
We see a lot of skippers around here but most of them are either grey or brown. Skipper butterflies are named so because of their quick, darting flight habits. They belong to the family Hesperiidae. Skippers are found all across the world and there are about 3500 different kinds.
This one was on a potato plant in my sister's garden. Checking my favourite bug website (www.thaibugs.com), I found out that it's called the Fulvous pied flat. I love that mix of brown, cream, and mustard on its wings. And I rarely get to photograph them with the wings spread out like that. What a treat it was to be able to get a shot like this!:)