Portrait of a butterfly-tolstogolovki

About the pictured butterfly I was told recently: Butterfly-skipper drinking nectar from a flower of cloves.

This medium-sized butterfly, with buff-yellow wings, and disproportionately large relative to their body and head.

They got their name – tolstogolovki (lat. Hesperiidae). I recognize them by a characteristic posture when they sit down to relax on some plant.

If other butterflies usually hold wings open or flat, or folded together, then Tolstoganova lower wings wide open in one line, and the top is partially folded, it looks like a letter K in cross section.

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