All-black MULBERRYWING basking in Grand Isle,
but perched too low in the marsh to trap. No camera.
A note to aid in spotting TWO-SPOTTED SKIPPERS:
Today, July 6th, nearly every time a Great Spangled Frit
flew low over the sedges/reeds, one or two Two-spotteds
would rise to attack it, then perch in view atop the vegetation.
Dion and Eyed-brown overflights did not seem to
provoke the Two-spotted Skippers.
DION SKIPPERS are numerous and highly visible right now --
first seen on July 1st.
Two BROAD-WINGED SKIPPERS started a brief fight today
before dropping back into the marsh.
Dave Hoag -- wet-footed, watching Marsh Hawks in Grand Isle.
P.S. elsewhere: July 5th:
One of a half-dozen Baltimore Checkerspots was a variant,
with extensive white replacing red on the forewing.
Great Spangled Fritillaries mating.
July 3rd: Earliest female Great Spangled Fritillary.