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Whirlabout
Polites vibex
The Whirlabout (Polites vibex) is a skipper which ranges from parts of South America northward into the southeastern United States and Texas. The Whirlabout shown here was near Pearsall, Frio Co., Texas, in November, 2007, and was shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The Whirlabout shown here is of the form encountered in deep south Texas. This one was at Santa Ana N.W.R., Hidalgo Co., Texas, in June, 2009. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 l IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.