Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

Silver-Spotted Skipper on Purple Coneflower

Both butterfly and the coneflower are past their prime, but still worthy of a few pixels, I think.

According to BugGuide,  Silver-Spotted Skippers range throughout southern Canada and most of the continental United States except the Great Basin and west Texas; northern Mexico.

Caterpillar Hosts: Many woody legumes including black locust (Robinia pseudacacia), honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) and false indigo (Amorpha species).

More information and photos are also available from Butterflies and Moths of North America.



TexWisGirl said...

love it - 'past their prime but still worthy of a few pixels'. aren't we all?! :)

D.B. Echo said...

I suspect that that skipper would not agree with your assessment of the coneflower. And as for the skipper itself...the more it looks like bird droppings on bark or a dead leaf, the better!

Appalachian Lady said...

We have those skippers but they always move before I can capture a video. Good job. I love coneflowers too.

Rambling Woods said...

I have a hard time with IDing skippers and I don't have coneflower yet, but soon....