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’!
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