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Pretty Moth? on Lantana Plant - Hylephila phyleus - male

Pretty Moth? on Lantana Plant - Hylephila phyleus - Male
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
September 10, 2013
Size: about 1 inch

Fiery Skipper female
Note orange spot in cell of dorsal forewing and dark ground color.

Moved from Woodland Skipper.

Moved
Moved from Grass Skippers.

Two species. A Woodland Skipper, male
is the initial butterfly. See http://butterfliesofamerica.com/imagehtmls/Hesperiinae/Ochlodes_s._sylvanoides_USA_CALIFORNIA_Sonoma_Co._Nagasawa_Park_Santa_Rosa_15-IX-2010_2_i.htm

The other specimen is a male Fiery skipper. I will delink for archiving.

Moved
Moved from Skippers.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

That's a pretty skipper (butterfly)
A male Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) based on the black patterns on the upperside of the forewing I think.

Fiery Skipper

 
Fiery Skipper
Dory, thanks for your assistance. I am at my son's house in San Francisco. I come here at least once a year. Been doing that for years but this is the first time I have seen the fiery skippers in his yard. Got several of them there now. I appreciate your help.

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