|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)|
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Marlton, New Jersey
Greensboro, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
West Goshen, Pennsylvania
Roman Forest, Texas
|Positive ||melody ||On Jul 24, 2006, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:
One of the larger Skippers here in the eastern US, the Silver Spotted Skipper has a wingspan of up to 2", commonly found in gardens and along roadsides wherever nectar plants bloom.
It's a quick little guy, never resting long in one place, but it's easy to identify because of the large silvery markings on the wings.
Caterpillar eats foliage of leguminous plants, including locust trees and wisteria.
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