The lovely Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae) is a genus in the Skipper family. Often missed in the Forest as it moves quickly rarely settling in place especially during the early spring. Due to its diminutive size (Wing Span: 1 3/8 – 1 5/8 inches (3/5 – 4.1 cm)) the pretty wing markings are not observed.
Love To ALL!
Awesome shots. How did you get it to stay still?
Although it was a cool sunny day the rocks were warm. They love warm rocks. They land then spread their wings to capture all the warmth from the rock and the sun.
I end up with a lot of half open wings. 🙄
I try to time the wing beats and sometime I get lucky and they stay open.
I just go crazy with digital and I’m so glad I don’t use film anymore. I’m looking forward to using burst on phone to see how it goes.