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Scientific name: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Atelopedes campestris
Common Name: Satchem
Photographer: Susan Hitch
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Location: Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve
A hidden predatory arthropod (such as an ambush bug or crab spider) is holding this new male Satchem on Swamp Milkweed. These predators frequently catch and consume small butterflies in DMWP.
Venables, B. A., and E. M. Barrows. 1985. Skippers: Pollinators or nectar thieves? Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 39: 299–312. (Primarily about the Satchem and the Silver-spotted Skipper)