Sachem Butterfly

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Sachem Butterfly
Sachem Butterfly
Sachem Butterfly

Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)

These spectacular little skippers are golden colored with brown edging. They enjoy spending most of their time in sunny environments that offer many nectar sources. It is not uncommon to see many Sachems visiting the same flower. Like most skippers, they are quick fliers which make it difficult to follow them. These small wonders will be a highlight in your gardens.

Family: Skipper (Hesperiidae)

Subfamily: Grass Skipper (Hesperiinae)

Average Wingspan: 1" - 1 1/2"

Habitat: Fields, meadows, lawns, gardens

Similar To: Fiery Skipper

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

Sachem Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
Male (open wing) - Fred Miller
Male (closed wing) - Fred Miller
Female (open wing) - Fred Miller
Female (closed wing) - Fred Miller

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