Thursday, April 28, 2011

Black Skipper

At first sight I thought this was a small moth sipping nectar from a bougainvillea flower but the clubbed antennae indicate it's a butterfly - it's actually a Black Skipper (toxidia melania) and the book tells me it's distribution is limited to rainforest from Mossman southwards to Townsville in far north Queensland, so this little fellow is just to the north of this range.  (We are a 40-minute drive north of Mossman.)

1 comment:

Boobook said...

What a delightful creature.