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Fiery Skipper - Hylephila phyleus - female

Fiery Skipper - Hylephila phyleus - Female
Catalina, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 1, 2010
Size: 25mm
In goes the Pollen, Out Comes the Nectar'

A Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus - 25mm) has to put it's proboscis all the way in to the Glandularia tenuisecta flower to reach the nectar, and, in the process, some of the pollen on his proboscis falls and pollenates the plant. Photographed July 1, 2010 @ WowAz.com