Silver Spotted Skipper
Epargyreus clarus (Cramer, 1775)
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