Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mulberry Skipper

This tiny butterfly posed on this leaf for quite some time for me.

The Mulberry Skipper needs wetlands, just like the reconstructed wetland at Coffee Creek, in order to survive. Wetlands are being filled in and are disappearing due to over development of land; endangering the creatures like the Mulberry Skipper that depend on them.

The Mulberry Skipper larvae feed on wetland grasses and sedges. 

source: National Audubon Society North American Butterflies | Blue Heron Moon Photography