We throw our hands up in absolute surrender to a moment in time. It was September 2008 at 9:05 A.M. in the White Tank Mountains Regional Park, southwest of Phoenix, Arizona. Every never before seen butterfly brought welcomed excitement to my photographic endeavors. Of course that excitement was tempered by the stark reality of a brown skipper. It was on the large side of medium, with forewing spots. You know that without an experienced butterflier at your side, the next step, identifying this individual, was going to be between guesswork and fruitless.
The photographic image is good. Its composition is OK. The slide begs the question: “Post it or not?” I’ve taken a chance and posted it with the hope that generous NABA and Xerces folk will contribute their feedback.
Eufala skipper. Quien sabe?
Place your bets.
- Photographing butterflies – know your subject (alvecotewood.wordpress.com)
- Two South Florida butterflies declared likely extinct (miamiherald.com)
- Fiery Skipper butterfly (michaelqpowell.wordpress.com)
- Two South Florida Butterfly Species Now Extinct (miami.cbslocal.com)