When Daily Press photographer Joe Fudge took this photo of butterfly-like insects on a pickerelweed bloom, we asked the
Virginia Living Museum to tell us whether it's a butterfly or moth or what. Here's what Chris Lewis, education director at the Virginia Living Museum, says:
Butterfly or moth?
"Looks like one of the skippers from the clubbed antennae and the way it holds its wings when resting. Some scientists consider them to be a subgroup of butterflies. Others place them in their own separate category –the skippers. At any rate, they’re closer to butterflies than to moths."
Learn more about the Virginia Living Museum which has its fall native plant sale, which features plants for bees, birds and butterflies, Sept. 21-22 and Sept. 29-30. Learn more at www.thevlm.org.