Peck's Skipper Butterfly

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Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)

This attractive skipper is easy to identify with the bright orange-yellow patches contrasting with the deep brown on the wings. They are swift fliers and commonly rest on low vegetation. Often the males can be seen sipping nutrients from moist areas, often referred to as puddling. Although Peck's Skippers feed on grasses as host plants, they are common visitors to human inhabited areas. These charming little skippers are exciting to watch fluttering throughout the garden.

Family: Skipper (Hesperiidae)

Subfamily: Grass Skipper (Hesperiinae)

Average Wingspan: 1" - 1 1/4"

Habitat: Moist areas, meadows, lawns

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

Peck's Skipper Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
Closed wing - Fred Miller

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