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Silver Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Epargyreus
Species: clarus


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama
Vincent, Alabama
Barling, Arkansas
Hagarville, Arkansas
Marion, Arkansas
Bear, Delaware
Crestview, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Quincy, Florida
Dacula, Georgia
Divernon, Illinois
Galva, Illinois
Westchester, Illinois
Benton, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Irvine, Kentucky
Lincoln, Nebraska
Marlton, New Jersey
Greensboro, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
Muldrow, Oklahoma
Alexandria, Pennsylvania
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Wartburg, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas
New Caney, Texas
Onley, Virginia
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Members' Notes:


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.