Butterfly sighting

Aug 22

Terry Mortier

Location: Cedar Hills Park Hudson
St. Croix County

Warm, windy late afternoon. I was glad for the opportunity to capture the tawny-edged skipper when it landed on some knapweed... The jagged ambush bug was probably pretty happy about it too. The struggle didn't last long, a few flutters and it was over. It all happened too fast and far away to see the details but it looked like it initially grabbed the proboscis and one antennae then quickly pierced the skipper.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper