Butterflies & Ballots

The small dark butterflies are a confusing lot, especially when just flitting by. Give them a chance to perch, though, and things can get a little clearer. This is a Common Sootywing.
These are both Wild Indigo Duskywings, I think.
There are several other duskywing species, including the classical inspired Horace’s and Juvenal’s, but I’m not sure which one this is.
Dun Skipper. Probably.

NYC: You can now request your absentee ballot for November. The “temporary illness” category now includes the pandemic threat: “If you are affected by COVID-19 and/or the potential of contracting the virus, please check the box for “Temporary Illness” on the application. The definition has been temporarily expanded to include “a risk of contracting or spreading a disease” such as COVID-19.”

Folks in other states, now is the time to figure out your options.

4 Responses to “Butterflies & Ballots”


  1. 1 alanbar135 August 27, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Matt, I wanted to paste the Duskywing that we saw last week when we were at the Buddleia at GWC, but I can’t figure out how to do that. Any suggestion?

  2. 3 elwnyc August 28, 2020 at 1:54 am

    I have a picture very similar to your Wild Indigo Duskywing. A friend suggested that it was Horace’s Duskywing.

    “Further than that, deponent cannot say.”

  3. 4 Paul Lamb August 28, 2020 at 5:54 am

    I called my election office just yesterday to confirm my vote-by-mail status and they said to try again next month (though all signs were that I was set up properly). They’ve been inundated with applications.


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