Silver-spotted Skipper

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Common name [Link is to BAMONA] (wingspan range in inches) Occurrence level & flight period.
Habitat. Typically visits (for nectaring). Larval host plants.




Silver-spotted Skipper (1.75–2.7") Common: May-Sep Open woods, fields, gardens Variety of flowers Locusts, tick trefoils, wisteria
Silver-spotted Skipper

July 22, 2012
River Road (PVSP)
Annette Allor

Silver-spotted Skipper

June 14, 2013
Pigtail (Nichols Cove)
Nancy Magnusson

Silver-spotted Skipper

May 10, 2010
MPEA
Bonnie Ott

Silver-spotted Skipper

April 23, 2011
Meadowbrook Park
Wesley Earp

Silver-spotted Skipper

July 17, 2012
Jessup (Preston Ct)
Jo Solem

Silver-spotted Skipper

July 17, 2012
Jessup (Preston Ct)
Bob Solem

Silver-spotted Skipper

September 12, 2010
Hipsley Mill (PRSP)
Scott Berglund

Silver-spotted Skipper

August 22, 2006
Swansfield (Columbia)
June Tveekrem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Female
July 3, 2011
Mount Pleasant
Bonnie Ott

Notice how much the color of the forewing yellow-orange band can vary.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Caterpillar
September 12, 2011
Mount Pleasant
Bonnie Ott