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Sorry but don't know which one this is.



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wow brilliant close up

17 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks Irish.

17 Jun, 2009

 

Fab Photo Toto :)

17 Jun, 2009

 

I agree Jacque...........brilliant

17 Jun, 2009

 

Wonderful pic :o)

17 Jun, 2009

 

Thank you all. He didn't seem to be doing much so I took his pic.

17 Jun, 2009

 

Lovely photo - do you hypnotise them so that they stay still for you, Toto?

17 Jun, 2009

 

Wow! Could it get any more crisp! I think that it's a butterfly called a 'skipper'. May be one called 'Fiery'. Check out this site, lots of amazing butterfly photos:
http://www.pbase.com/lejun/native_american_butterflies

17 Jun, 2009

 

I don't think so Tastey. This is definitely a moth but I can see your logic.

18 Jun, 2009

 

Toto- I'm not usually one to argue unless I'm absolutely positive... but I'm almost positive that this is a Skipper butterfly. There are more than 3500 different species of skipper butterflies, so I'm not sure which on this is. Check out these links and tell me what you think?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesperiidae
and/or
http://australianmuseum.net.au/What-are-the-differences-between-butterflies-and-moths

Oh! Then there's this one that makes us both right! :)

http://www.redorbit.com/education/reference_library/insects/skipper_butterfly/901/index.html

Did/do you study insects? You seem to know a lot about them?

19 Jun, 2009

 

Superb detail here........

20 Jun, 2009

 

Again I have to thank everyone for their nice comments and Tasty, I think your right. I haven't managed to narrow it down much but I have to agree that you are right and it is one of the Skipper butterflies and not a moth as I falsley claimed. You should definitely argue when you believe you are right as we all learn by checking again and having our minds changed. Thanks for your help.

20 Jun, 2009

 

To tell the truth Toto I always thought that these were moths as well, until I tried to idientify it to post a picture on here. Glad to be helpful :)

23 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks again Tastey.

29 Jun, 2009

 

Woww..., fantastic close-up Toto

30 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks Flcrazy.

30 Jun, 2009



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