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180719 large skipper (1)

I know I’ve already posted a lot of Large skipper (Lycaena dispar) butterfly photos over the past couple of months but I just can’t help myself.

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They are so adorable, especially the males when they’re posing.

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Of course, I do know they’re not actually posing – it’s more likely that they’re holding a territory and are trying to look intimidating to scare me off.

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Or perhaps they’re just as curious about me as I am about them?

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Well, here’s lookin’ at you back, Skippy!