Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus (Cramer, 1775)Synonyms: Hodges #3870.

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The Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) is a common butterfly of the warmer months. They can be observed flying in all Maryland counties, where they can be seen in fields, open woods, and even yards. This large and showy skipper often perches on branches or plant stalks, and sallies forth to challenge rivals or court mates. The large silvery patch on the hind wing is unique, and makes this butterfly all but unmistakable.

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In Harford County Josh Emm has verified caterpillars of Silver-spotted Skippers feeding on cultivated Soybeans. Other host plants include Black Locust, American Hog Peanut, Kudzu, and various Desmodiums (Cech and Tudor, 2005).

There are 841 records in the project database.

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A Silver-spotted Skipper on Red Clover in Garrett SF, Maryland (7/21/2013). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Silver-spotted Skipper in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/30/2014). Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/27/2013). Photo by David Illig. (MBP list)

Two Silver-spotted Skippers in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (6/5/2010). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper in Howard Co., Maryland (7/20/2014). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper in Howard Co., Maryland (7/20/2014). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

Silver-spotted Skipper in Talbot Co., Maryland (7/28/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Silver-spotted Skipper in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/28/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/16/2014). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/26/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/18/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/16/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper found by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/31/2015). Photo by P. Merz. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper at the Jemicy Upper School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/9/2015). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Silver-sided Skipper caterpillar in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/30/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Sliver-spotted Skipper caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (9/12/2011). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper caterpillar in Washington Co., Maryland (8/24/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/16/2015). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper larva in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/7/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper caterpillar in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/6/2016). Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

A Silver-spotted Skipper starting to form its cocoon on Sericea Lespedeza in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/24/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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