Sleepy Duskywing

SleepyDuskywing1I was admiring the plantings at the Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens in Indianapolis yesterday. They have a childrens garden and a substantial patch of milkweed, I presume to attract Monarch Butterflies. There were a variety of nectar sources for insects including bees, flies and butterflies. A fast fluttering skipper caught my attention and I photographed this sleepy duskywing (Erynnis brizo brizo) when it finally perched on a flower. The sleepy duskywing feeds on a variety of oaks and typically flies early in the spring.

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Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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