Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

Common statewide in NC, this large skipper flies from spring into fall. When seen from above, it can be confused with Hoary Edge or Golden Banded-Skipper. Note the gold spots above on Silver-spotted Skippers do not enclose a small brown spot as they do on Hoary Edge. Also note the crooked shape of the gold spot line on Silver-spotted Skippers as opposed to the straighter, longer spot line on Golden Banded-Skipper.
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Orange Co., NC
1 June 2009

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Jordan Lake, Chatham Co., NC
13 May 2017

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Caldwell Co., NC
23 Aug 2016

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Korstian Division Duke Forest, Orange Co., NC
29 May 2003
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Buncombe Co., NC
26 June 2004

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Duke Gardens, Durham Co., NC
18 Aug 2013

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Haywood Co., NC
13 May 2005
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Clay Co., NC
21 May 2005

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Haywood Co., NC
15 Apr 2006
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Kankakee Sands, Newton Co., IN
30 July 2015

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Elkhorn Creek, Lewis & Clark Co., MT
7 June 2016

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Rock Creek, El Paso Co., CO
9 July 2016
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Rock Creek, El Paso Co., CO
9 July 2016

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
St. Clair Co., MI
7 July 2012

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) mated pair
Duke Forest Durham Division, Orange Co., NC
10 Aug 2008

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