Two-Spotted Skipper

Euphyes bimacula
Grass Skippers

Appearance: Below, orange-brown with pale veining and bold white ray along trailing edge of hindwing. Above, mostly brown – male with orange patch on forewing; female with two white spots centered on forewing.

Size: Small; 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 inches

Habitat: Bogs, marshes, and sedgy meadows

Season: Mid-June to mid-July

Larval Foodplant: Sedges, such as Nebraska Sedge

Did You Know…
In the west it is maybe the rarest and most local of any butterfly with an extensive range in the U.S. (Glassberg, 2003).

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