NEW ALABAMA STATE RECORD! Michelle Miklik photographed a MERCURIAL SKIPPER on June 26 at Cane Creek Gardens in Anniston. Mercurial Skippers are typically at home in Argentina north through Central America to Mexico and the West Indies. However, they are well-documented strays that have occasionally been found in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana. Now we can add Alabama to that list! To learn more about Mercurial Skippers, visit the new Mercurial Skipper page in the ABA Species Accounts.
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