Silver Spotted Skipper

The silver spotted skipper is the largest of the skippers commonly found in Indiana. Silver spotted skippers are readily recognized by the silver patch on the hind wing. The caterpillars may be found on foliage of locust trees and on legumes. Occasionally, they are reported in soybeans but they are not pests of soybeans. Adults can often be found late into the fall. When few nectar sources are available, the adults may congregate on late-blooming fall flowers.
Look for them sipping nectar on flowers this summer.

Silver Spotted Skipper

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Jonathan Neal is a retired Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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