Long-tailed skipper and butterfly pea add color to panhandle’s early autumn.

| Les Harrison

“Eat your vegetables,” is the anthem of almost every parent during mealtime when juveniles are involved.

For one set of butterfly parents in Santa Rosa County, there has never been the need to entice their young to consume the peas. The long-tailed skipper’s larva is known for an appetite which focuses on a variety of pea species, along with a few others.

 

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