Silver-spotted skipper butterfly Epargyreus clarus   Save
Silver-spotted skipper butterfly Epargyreus clarus
Description: The silver-spotted skipper butterfly is found in all of Ohio's eighty-eight counties, and is the most common type of skipper found in Ohio. It is a member of the family Hesperiidae (or skippers) and lives in brushy areas surrounding forests from March through October. The silver-spotted skipper has a wingspan of 1.9 to 2.6 inches (4.9 to 6.7 cm). In Ohio there are more than 150 species of butterflies. Twenty-seven different species of butterflies representing five families can be found in the Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook, including all seven species of butterflies that are listed as endangered in Ohio. Butterflies are a part of the order Lepidoptera (from the Greek words lepis, which means scale and pteron, which means wing). There are nearly 17,500 species of butterflies world-wide. Approximately 750 of these can be found in North America. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1360_1157079_003
Subjects: Plants and Animals; Butterflies; Insects; Hesperiidae
Places: Ohio