Short-tailed Skipper (Zestusa dorus)
larva on a Gambel's Oak, and adults
Lincoln Natl. Forest, Otero County, New Mexico

early stage in pre-molt, 6/10/05

later stage, 6/16/05

mature larva? 6/28/05

mature larva? 6/28/05

Gambel's Oak, two larval shelters (arrows) and feeding

Adults - mid-April

images copyright Bob Barber