A typical cold, wet, dreary Mid-Atlantic winter day needs a bit of lightening and warming up, so here are some photos from this summer I've (inadvertently) saved for a needy day... And the premise of my Insect Collection series: Use a camera instead of a jar with a nail-polish-remover-soaked cotton ball in it.
A skipper dusted with...pollen?
An ocola skipper, a rarity that showed up in Cape May in numbers in 2012.
Least Skipper. Hard to tell from this how tiny it really is.
(Photo is at least twice life size.)
Gray Hairstreak, topside. (Ailanthus moth behind it.)
Fiery Skipper on aster. Definitely one of my top-ten favorite shots of 2012.