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Moth is about 1 " wide wingtip to wingtip. Cool brown black wing spots on a pumpkin orange field with brown irregular lower wing margin. Contrasting. Dark Green brown anterior thorax and abdomen looks fuzzy.


Outside of our house stuck to our tablecloth, dead. We are in oak woodland habitat.

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KarenL 10 years ago

It is a male Sachem, you can tell by the patches on the wings. Butterflies either have clubs at the end of their antennae or in the case of skippers, little hooks. Moths either have feathery or filament antennae.

ForestDragon 10 years ago

I agree with john that this is a Skipper butterfly. There is a good chance that this is a Sachem. See if it looks close to you:

There are a lot of Skipper species.

JDP 10 years ago

I'm not positive, but my best guess is it's a sachem (Atalopedes campestris), in the skipper group of butterflies.

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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Aug 15, 2012
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012

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