Silver-spotted Skipper

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

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

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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.

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8 responses to this post.

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

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

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    • 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.

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

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

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