16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fire on the Prairie

Female Fiery Skipper (a.k.a. "That little orange moth"; Hylephila phyleus; Hodges 4013) on a Prairie Iris (a.k.a. Dixie Iris; Iris savannarum previous;y known as Iris hexagona) - Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area, 3365 Taylor Creek Rd, Christmas, Florida This fem looked very handsome on her purpley perch. Though I have to say she didn't seem to be acting mischivious or inappropriate, though she DID attract my attention.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Christmas, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS R
Copyright: © Kurt Hasselman