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Blue mangrove by Fezzgator Blue mangrove by Fezzgator
Of course there is no such thing as a Blue mangrove but there is the lovely Mangrove Skipper which features a iridescent blue on its ventral side. Happy as I am to have gotten this shot I wish I could have brought out the color even more as they are very bright indeed. I camp out for about 45 minutes to get this shot as these two kept comming back to nectar on some Pentas at Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL.

Scientific Name: Phocides pigmalion
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Tribe: Eudamini
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Faeriedust072 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! You got one :D
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I did and not only do I plan to get more I also hope to the chance to raise them!
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fotofaeria Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
awesome! i was about to ask you if you had any shots of the mangrove skipper. i have only got a good look at it once, but that flash of blue is unforgettable. i hope you will still be able to get a shot of it's underside someday.
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I do actually have a couple of shots of the underside but they aren't up to my standard so for the time being they will remain hidden away.
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