brown with white spots butterfly

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Dotted Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes eos)

These dark skippers are fun to watch as they rapidly skip from flower to flower in search of nectar. The males will often perch on flat areas or fly up slopes in search of females. These dark brown/black beauties have a lovely white fringe on the edges of their wings, except where there are veins, there are dark patches. The Dotted Roadside-Skippers can easily be seen around prairies and roadsides that are covered with grasses and will be a welcome visitor into your grassy lawns.

Family: Skipper (Hesperiidae)

Subfamily: Grass Skipper (Hesperiinae)

Average Wingspan: 7/8" - 1 1/4"

Habitat: Canyons, road edges, meadows, pastures

Plants That Attract This Butterfly

* May not be available for purchase at your local nursery.

Note: Always check a plant's Hardiness Zone to make sure it will grow in your area. (What Is My Hardiness Zone?)

Where To Buy Plants

Butterfly Flight Range Map

Dotted Roadside-Skipper Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
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