Epargyreus clarus

Epargyreus clarus

Silver-Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae, it is also claimed to be the most recognized skipper in North America.

Life Cycle

As an adult you can find the Silver-spotted Skipper in fields, gardens and at forest edges. The wingspan of an adult is 43-67mm. It's range consist of southern Canada throughout most of the United States, it is absent in the Great Basin and western Texas.

They fly throughout the summer and have 1-2 broods each season.

The caterpillar has a large, brown head with 2 orange dots, mimicking eyes. It's body is long and narrow with a green body.

Larval Foods

Nectar flowers


  • Kaufman, Kenn; Brock, Jim P. Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America. Houghton Mifflin Books.
  • Evans, Arthur V. Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America. Sterling Publishing.
  • Silver-spotted Skipper. Butterflies and Moths of North America. Retrieved on 2008-10-11..

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