Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1100847

Silver-spotted Skipper
Epargyreus clarus

Observation date: September 02, 2016
Submitted by: bgerber
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Top with view and underside of wing. This moth chases the humming birds, keeps up with them, then returns to almost the same place over and over again. I am amazed at how fast it can fly. The plant is a tropical banana palm. It was sunny around 1030 A.M. I have noticed them for most of the summer June through September.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Eric Wood
Verified date: December 21, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa, Clinton County