Monday, September 15, 2014

Silver-Spotted Skipper


The Silver-Spotted Skipper is supposedly the most recognized skipper in North America.  The adult has translucent gold spots on the forewings and silvery bands on the hindwings.  Its head is large and brown with two orange dots mimicking eyes.


They're fairly common in my area and I often see them on the pink lantana.  I read that the adults rarely feed on yellow flowers- they prefer blue, red, pink and purple ones.   They frequent edges of forests, swamps, brushy areas, and other open areas where nectar plants are found.


6 comments:

  1. they are pretty. i like the skipper's furry bodies. :)

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  2. beautiful little creatures and fabulous images of them.

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  3. Tremendous looking butterfly, cheers Susan.

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  4. Superb shots Susan!:) It's a lovely little Skipper, and I also like the pretty colour of your Lantana.

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  5. great captures....they are everywhere right now at the jersey shore!!!

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  6. I've only seen this skipper a couple of times. You did a great job capturing this pretty butterfly.

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