Thursday, May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019

Location: Sebastian Inlet State Park, Campground

I am known as a Mangrove Skipper
I'm iridescent black and blue
When I'm a caterpillar I eat Rhizophora mangle1
When I'm an adult I eat Mangrove nectar too.

1.Rhizophora mangle is the scientific name for American Mangrove.

Sources: Butterflies and Moths of North America - Mangrove Skipper

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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