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Butterfly with brown-black wings; hindwing is lobed. Forewing has transparent gold spots; underside of hindwing has a metallic silver band. Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 5/8 inches (4.5 - 6.7 cm).
This one was photographed at the Silver Bluff Audubon Center near Jackson (Aiken County), SC
Caterpillar Hosts: Many woody legumes including black locust (Robinia pseudacacia), honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) and false indigo (Amorpha species). Also selected herbaceous legumes such as Glycyrrhiza species. Adult Food: The Silver-spotted Skipper almost never visits yellow flowers but favors blue, red, pink, purple, and sometimes white and cream-colored ones. These include everlasting pea, common milkweed, red clover, buttonbush, blazing star, and thistles.
Spotted on May 3, 2014
Submitted on Jan 1, 2015
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