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.