Peck's Skipper Butterfly (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.