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Delaware skipper? - Thymelicus lineola - male - female

Delaware skipper? - Thymelicus lineola - Male Female
Read's Landing, Wabasha County, Minnesota, USA
June 22, 2009
mating pair in tallgrass prairie area of predominantly grasses

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Delaware skipper? - Thymelicus lineola - male - female Delaware skipper? - Thymelicus lineola - male - female

Thymelicus lineola
Moved from ID Request.

Could be Hesperia ottoe or Anatrytone logan
I am not sure which species this mating pair is - my best guess would be Ottoe Skipper (Hesperia ottoe), although they might also be Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan). I think A. logan is typically more orange and H. ottoe is more brown-orange, and the butterflies in this photo are more brown-orange. But I've never seen H. ottoe, so am not a good judge.

Per the Butterflies of Wisconsin website (https://wisconsinbutterflies.org/), both species should be flying at the end of June. Note that website shows a mating pair of H. ottoe.

Bill Dempwolf

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