Hylephila phyleus  - The Fiery Skipper
A male Fiery Skipper nectaring on Bachelor's Button in my garden in Long Beach, CA, June 24, 2005.
Hylephila phyleus - Fiery Skipper
Male Fiery Skipper in the garden, October 25, 2005.
Hylephila phyleus - Fiery Skipper
Female Fiery Skipper, Upper Newport Bay in Orange County, August 30, 2007.
Hylephila phyleus - Fiery Skipper
Female in my garden. October 26, 2005.
Ova of Hylephila phyleus - Fiery Skipper
A tiny Fiery Skipper egg on host Bermuda grass, October 3, 2008.
Original description of Hylephila phyleus - Fiery Skipper
This skipper was named by Dru Drury in 1773. This illustration was accompanied by the written description below, from his Illustrations of Natural History, published in London in 1770 in the first volume (without actually naming the skipper).
Original description of Hylephila phyleus - Fiery Skipper

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