Silver-spotted skipper on thistle flower

Silver-spotted skipper on thistle flower

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Credit: BOB GIBBONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Silver-spotted skipper (Hesperia comma) butterfly resting on a thistle (family Asteraceae) flower. This butterfly has a wide distribution from as far south as North Africa up to Europe and the Arctic, and eastwards across Asia to China and Japan, with subspecies in North America.

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