Silver-Spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper on echinacea. This is our largest skipper, and a very common species in this area.

Silver-spotted Skippers are abundant and widespread from May through September. Early and late individuals can also be seen in April and October, weather permitting. 

Silver-spotted Skipper, photographed October 19, 2016, at Cox Arboretum. This is my personal late date for the species.