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.
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.
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