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Silver-spotted Skipper

Epargyreus clarus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Throughout North America - south to northern Mexico. Gardens, roadsides, and open areas. Host Plants: Woody legumes, including black locust (Robinia pseudacacia) & false indigo (Amorpha species).

Notes:

Observed on Echinacea purpurea.

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Small Wonders
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Small Wonders

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2012
Submitted on Aug 3, 2012

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