Golden-headed Scallopwing Butterfly (Staphylus ceos)
This small black butterfly is unique by its golden-orange head and black fringes on slightly scalloped-edged wings. It is a delight to watch in desert valleys and canyons from spring to fall. They frequently perch with their wings almost always open, and the males commonly patrol areas in search of females. Golden-headed Scallopwing is a unique skipper to observe and is enjoyed by everyone who has the opportunity to see this butterfly.