A Butterfly and A Wildflower in the mountains of North Carolina, USA
The Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus) Butterfly is a Skipper. As with all Skippers, it is different from other butterflies. The atennae clubs are hooked backwards. It has a stocky body and very strong wing muscles.
These little wings are sunlit and the light coming through makes them appear to be much lighter in color than they actually are. A bit tattered, there is a teeny piece of hindwing missing and the other hindwing shows through the notch.
This tiny brownish black butterfly is feeding on Mullein Pink (Lychnis coronaria and cvs.) which is also called Rose Campion, Crown Pink, Dusty Miller and sometimes Lamb’s Ear.
Photo taken in mid-June in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, USA in Macon County near the small town of Franklin.
© Jean Gregory Evans
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS f/5.7 1/320s ISO-320 100mm
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