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|Species: Epargyreus clarus|
The silver-spotted skipper is a brown-black in color. Their hindwings are lobed and have a silver band on the underside, and their wingspan is 2 1/2".
Habitat & Range
They can be found in open forests throughout North America.
These butterflies eat a variety of milkweed, red clover, and thistles. They rarely visit any yellow flowers. They are important pollinators for the flowers they visit.
Larvae hatch from eggs, and will create leaf nests to shelter in, only leaving their shelter to eat or build a bigger shelter.
They’ll pupate and undergo metamorphisis in their leaf nests.
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