Crossline Skipper Butterfly (Polites origenes)
These delightful little skippers are quick low-fliers that spend much of their time near the ground. They nectar mostly on purple, white, and pink flowers and are usually seen in drier habitats.
The males can be seen puddling near small wet patches, sipping nutrients from the ground. In the afternoons, the Crossline Skippers can be found courting and looking for mates.
These fine skippers are a wonderful visitor to have to any garden or landscaping.