Silverspotted Skipper

silver-spotted skippeerSilverspotted Skipper

Scientific name: Epargyreus clarus (Cramer)
(Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)

Facts: The silverspotted skipper is one of our larger skippers. Its name comes from the large silver spots that are visible on its underside. Skippers form an intermediate group between butterflies and moths. They are more thick-bodied than typical butterflies, yet resemble butterflies in other ways such as in being active during the day. The antennae of most skippers are hooked. The name skipper comes from the characteristic fast and bouncy flight of these butterflies.

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