Grass Skippers: Dion Skipper Euphyes dion
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 1.44" - 1.75"|
|Habitat:||Open marshes, bogs, swamps|
|Flight Period:||Mid-June to August, early September|
|Larval Host Plant:||Carex hyalinolepis, other sedges|
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The Dion Skipper is breathtaking and it's difficult to describe their exact color - almost a pure yellow-orange tan. The rays were not as pronounced as some photos I've seen but what a remarkable Skipper!
This sighting was a total surprise. I was walking in a butterfly garden and this Dion Skipper stopped for a quick drink and was off again. Again, their color is extraordinary! The rays are visible in this shot.