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Silver-Spotted Skipper

Epargyreus clarus


Adults have the jerky flight typical of many skippers. They frequent edges of forests, swamps, brushy areas, and other open areas where nectar plants are found. Adults have long "tongues" and feed on nectar from a variety of flowers, mud, and occasionally on animal feces. Adult males rest on tree limbs or other tall vegetation and fly out to investigate flying objects — including females. Adult females are reported to lay their eggs directly on the host plants or occasionally on nearby non-host plants.

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Sep 2, 2015
Submitted on Oct 16, 2016

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