Silver-spotted Skipper

A high percentage of skippers are similar and difficult to identify.


Not the silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus clarus), with the distinctive white spot on the underside of its hindwing.


They seldom land and show their upperside.

Their caterpillars feed on false indigo, wisteria, wild senna, and honey locust. The adults fly from April to mid-October.


8 responses to this post.

  1. One of those charming little butterflies that most never notice!


  2. Lovely shots. I’ve just recently started to see the skippers.


    • Same here. I just came in from getting pictures of 3 kinds of skippers and six butterflies. The numbers have been exceptionally low all summer, and I suspect the arctic vortex.


  3. I don’t think I’ve seen that one yet. It’s a pretty one. Nice shots!


  4. I’ve only seen a couple of these this year. Nice shots of both the dorsal and ventral sides!


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