Silver-Spotted Skipper

Epargyreus clarus
Spread-wing Skippers

Appearance: Above, brown-black with yellow-orange band on forewing. Below, brownish also with bold, centered silver-white patch on hindwing (pattern is very distinctive).

Size: Medium; 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 inches

Habitat: Forest edges, disturbed and open woodlands, riparian areas, and gardens

Season: May to August

Larval Foodplant: Locusts and other legumes

Did You Know…
A long winged, conspicuous and easily identified skipper with a wide distribution and a very appropriate common name.

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