Brian and all,
Well, it certainly could be either a female Dun or a female Little
Glassywing (and we've probably narrowed it down to those two)...What I did
was to take a quick look into the Butterflies of Canada book, which by the
way for anyone who has not purchased this book, has very good illustrations
of Skippers...including of course skippers from northern New England...
Brian may very well be correct...and Dave, like Brian, certainly knows what
he's talking about...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan Pfeiffer [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 6:44 AM
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> Subject: Re: [VTLEPS] Skipper Quiz
> This is a great series of responses!
> I was most disheartened to read Alex's Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
> submission. A noted lepidopterist on Long Island, Steve Walter, also
> this a Little Glassywing. I had disagreed, owing to the lack of white
> scaling at the base of the antennae clubs (although there might be a hint
> of it there), which is what started this whole dispute in the first place.
> Like a few others, I went with Dun Skipper (Euphyis vestris). I recall
> seeing somewhere, perhaps Glassberg (sorry, Alex), an aberrant example of
> Dun Skipper with that purplish ground color. But, like David Hoag, who
> emailed me directly, I really like that hint of gold on the head for Dun
> Skipper. I see it a lot on that butterfly.
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