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The Silver-spotted skipper butterfly's wings are brown-black. 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). Adults perch upside down under leaves at night and on hot or cloudy days.
In a field at Des Moines Iowa