Species Page: Silver Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

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.

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

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

Overwintering: As pupae

Habitat: Open woodlands, prairies and urban gardens.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/4 – 2 5/8 inches

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