Tawny-Edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper on blue mistflowers. This is one of our more common skippers. Notice that the black stigma ends in an orange spot. 

Tawny-edged Skipper on echinacea flower. These butterflies have a long flight period, from late May through late October. 

Tawny-edged Skipper on Black-eyed Susans. I have the best luck finding this species at Cox Arboretum, but I have also seen them at numerous other locations throughout our area. 

This is the same individual as above, with wings closed. The undersurface of the wings is plain brown, except for an orangish streak along the margin.