DELAWARE SKIPPER AND SWARTHY SKIPPER
Delaware Skipper on a wild bergamot flower. The angled black mark on its forewing is a distinctive feature. Delaware Skippers are fairly common in prairies and meadows in our area.
Swarthy Skippers are plain, unmarked brown butterflies. This species is found in prairies and meadows. Huffman Prairie is a particularly good place to look for Swarthy Skippers.
Swarthy Skipper with its wings spread. The wings are a dull brown color (but not as dark as a Dun Skipper).
Ventral view of a Delaware Skipper. These butterflies have beautiful golden-orange wings. Delaware Skippers have at least two broods in our area. They typically fly from early June through early September.
Swarthy Skippers fly from late May through September.