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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