Tuesday, August 21, 2018

August 21, 2018

Location: Durham, NC, Museum of Life and Science

I am a female Fiery Skipper,
I am less orange than my mate.
We mate on the day we emerge from our cocoons,
Then I lay 50 to 150 eggs.

This was wild, not in museum. The Museum of Life and Science has an incredible pollinator garden. I am pretty sure we saw at least as many, if not more species out there than in the Insectarium. Tremendously cool.

Sources: UF | IFAS Featured Creatures - Fiery Skipper

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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