Silver-spotted Skipper Butterfly (Epargyreus clarus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Silver-spotted Skipper Butterfly (Epargyreus clarus)

One of the larger skippers.

Larval host Various plants in Pea family(Fabaceae) including Bastard Indigo(Amorpha fruticosa), Black Locust(Robinia pseudoacacia), American Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens), Chinese Wisteria(Wisteria sinensis), American Hogpeanut(Amphicarpaea bracteata)

Shown on Florida Native Plant Bidens alba

Learn: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completebutterflydata.asp?id=45

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