Checkered. Heliopyrgus americanus, American White Skipper, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Buenos Aires Picture

Checkered. Heliopyrgus americanus, American White Skipper, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrived in stop-over Buenos Aires by efficient ferry Buquebus across majestic Rio de la Plata from Uruguay, I’d planned to walk in the great ecological reserve Costanera Sur. The weather was sparkling with sunlight and great blue skies… But the Park was closed due to ‘mal tiempo’; apparently the winds and tides were too dangerous for human beings. So I walked a bit along the tree-lined avenues. Here and there some weedy plots, such as this one of some kind of Euryops, a shrublike Aster.
To my delight lots of Thick-Thighed Hoverflies. But wat caught Sony’s special attention was this wonderfully brown polka-dotted or checkered American White Skipper. The Spanish name Ajedrezada de Lunar is so much fancier than that ‘White Skipper’!

Image published by Rana Pipiens on 2018-04-09 21:24:17 and used under Creative Commons license.

Tagged: , butterfly , American White Skipper , Ajedrezada de Lunar , Heliopyrgus americanus , Thick-Thighted Hoverfly , Syritta pipens , Sony , Rio de la Plata, South America , Costanera Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina , Uruguay , Buquebus , Euryops , Shrub Aster , insects

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