Metolius River, Jefferson Co, June 2

Silver-spotted

Skipper

Epargyreus clarus

Size: Up to 2 inch wingspan

Key ID features: Our largest skipper. Above dark brown to almost black, with dull orange bars on FW. Below dark brown to black with shining white patch on HW and coppery orange patch on FW. 

Similar species: None in Oregon.

Host plant: many legume species.

Habitat: Open, flowery areas at middle to lower elevations.   

Range: Western Oregon, Columbia and Snake River basins.

Season: Late April to early September

Abundance: Common 

 

Conservation Status: Secure 

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