Northern Broken Dash
Wallengrenia egeremet
July 18, 2015

  Skippers can be very difficult to identify, and so it helps having several views of the same one. It also helps having Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) as an aid. Consequently, I can say with confidence that the following skipper is a northern broken dash (Wallengrenia egeremet), the first I've ever photographed.
Northern broken dash skipper
  On either one of the upper wings (above) or both wings (below), one can see the short "broken dash."
Northern broken dash skipper
  Some other marks on the skipper's wings get in way somewhat, but it is a broken dash.

Photo note: I used the Pentax K3, with the SMC-A* 200mm macro lens, during early July 2015.

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