Sunday, July 28, 2013
Darters and Skippers
While drifting along in a quiet cove of the Hudson on Friday afternoon, I saw just hordes of Bluet damselflies darting and dancing over the surface of the water, their shiny blue bodies and transparent wings flashing in the sunlight.
In my own backyard, I found this fat yellow green-striped caterpillar with false orange "eyes" on its big brown head. My guide books indicate that this is the caterpillar of the Silver Spotted Skipper.