Peck’s Skipper

Keeping with our theme of nectar feeders, a friend sent us photos of this small skipper, the Peck’s Skipper.

Though Hickory and I see lots of these little brown skippers in the flower gardens, we don’t normally spend time figuring out the exact name of each little one–we have acorns to collect!–so we appreciate Nancy letting us use her photos and her expertise!

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Even though he has a very fuzzy abdomen, you can tell this is a skipper and not a moth because the tips of the antennae appear to have little balls on them.The website Butterflies and Moths of North America has a great description of Peck’s Skipper and other nectar feeders.

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