Silver Spotted Skipper

Epargyreus clarus (Cramer, 1775)

Family: Hesperiidae

Status: Common resident

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Found in most of the United States and southern Canada with the exception of more arid portions of the west. It occurs statewide in Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: Two to three broods. Records range from 17 April – 24 September

Larval Hostplant(s): Various legumes including baptisia (Baptisia), wisteria (Wisteria)

Habitat: Open woodlands, prairies and urban gardens

Found at:

Overwintering: As pupae

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Silver Spotted Skipper, Sowbelly Canyon, Photo by Jonathan Nikkila
Silver Spotted Skipper – dorsal
Silver Spotted Skipper – side view

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