A Zabulon skipper

A Zabulon skipper (Lon zabulon) is a smallish butterfly but average as far as skippers go. I consider it to be thumbnail size. I come across one in central Pennsylvania about every other year, but this season was different since I managed to photograph both a male and a female Zabulon.

The male is brightly colored.

A male Zabulon skipper.

The female Zabulon skipper may not be as colorful as the male but is very distinctive.

A female Zabulon skipper.
The hindwing curve of the female Zabulon is a characteristic.

The convenient part about photographing both male and female Zabulon skippers is that they both visited my backyard.

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