~nectar thief~

July 12th, 2020

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A Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) purloining from a single Drumstick Allium (Allium sphaerocephalon). It kept flying away to sample others in this cluster, and even my hand at one point, then returning to its steady focus.

Today I learned these critters are nectar thieves—they don’t pollinate in return for their delicious dinner. Even worse than not tipping!


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