Skippers resemble a combination of butterflies and moths. They are a dull, dark color yet fly during the day. They have knobbed antennae, but with a little point at the end. They are fast, intense fliers and look as if they skip from flower to flower. The Silver-spotted Skipper prefers almost any color of flower except yellow. These interesting creatures can be found in almost the entire United States, and are welcome visitors to any butterfly garden.
Family: Skipper (Hesperiidae)
Subfamily: Spread-wing Skipper (Pyrginae)
Average Wingspan: 1 3/4" - 2 1/2"
Habitat: Meadows, streams, suburbs
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Open wing - Fred Miller
Closed wing - Fred Miller