Euphyes vestris

Skipper

Dun Skipper

The Dun Skipper, Euphyes vestris, is small with brown wings and does not possess many distinguishing marks. The head and the thorax have a golden tinge. The larvae feed on sedges and are common in wetlands and along waterways.

The Dun Skipper is widespread across temperate areas of North America. The adults are common visitors to nectar of milkweeds and mints. Look for them visiting flowers in your butterfly gardens during July – August.

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Jonathan Neal is an 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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