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Sleepy Duskywing? - Erynnis icelus - male

Sleepy Duskywing? - Erynnis icelus - Male
Madeline Island, Wisconsin, USA
June 19, 2008
This photo was taken at about 4:30 PM at the house we were renting on Madeline Island. I checked my field guide and it looks most like a Sleepy Duskywing to me. Is that correct?

Moved from Duskywings.

Dreamy Duskywing not Sleepy
I have no doubt that this is E. icelus. It has that powdery look, lacks hyaline spots and the date is late for Sleepy, even in Wisconsin. The porrect palps are also diagnostic.

Thanks, Harry. I'm pleased t
Thanks, Harry. I'm pleased to have a definite ID.

Earl Orf

Moved from Butterflies.

maybe Dreamy
The palps look really long, which would point to Dreamy, but they're confusing enough to make me say wait for someone else to confirm.

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