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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.
Model release not required. Property release not required.