That was fun! I took a bunch of pictures , and I was going
through them to update this Long-Tailed Skipper page when I realized
that I had a NEW butterfly! Some of my Long-Tailed Skippers weren't;
they were Dorantes Longtail Skippers
Some of the faster moving butterflies are easier to identify in a
photo than in real time real life. Both of the Long-Tailed skippers I've
found fit that category.
Wow! I'm raising a skipper caterpillar on
(their host plant), and
when I went out to pick more to feed it, I saw this female Long-tailed
Skipper Butterfly investigating plants near the Desmodium with her feet.
I suspected that she might want to lay an egg, so I just crouched with
the camera waiting....
Got her! The female Long-tailed Skipper Butterfly found the Desmodium, and you can see her abdomen all tipped
up as she lays her egg on it.
There are additional photographs on
Long-Tailed Skipper Buterflies Page 2