Woodland Skipper, Poanes melanae,
puddling at a seep in the Deschutes National Forest
on 18 July 2006.
Skippers are ubiquitous. This is a fairly small, compact
butterfly. When a large number are nectaring in a
concentrated fashion, one can hear the fast flutter
of their wings.
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