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More examples of the many wonderful butterflies seen along the trails near the Frio River at the Halff Brothers Ranch this time on March 20, 2005:

1) Falcate Orangetip Anthocharis midea; a jewel of the Spring that only flies for about six weeks, here the all-white female adopts the "interested" position while the orange-tipped male courts her:

2) Common Streaky-Skipper Celotes nessus; it takes a really close look to appreciate the intricate patterning of this tiny butterfly:

3) Nysa Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes nysa; another tiny skipper, mostly blackish above yet with a distinctive pattern underneath: