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A Skipper Says Hi

Wednesday was a very successful day of collecting data. We've spent the past few days squatting and crawling through 2 feet tall grass searching for juvenile Echinacea plants that could range anywhere from 1 cm to 21 cm. In the midst of the searching, I was visited by this butterfly. It looks to me like a Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus). A visit from this lad was much more pleasant than that of the mosquitoes!