Butterflies, Moths Skippers of Wisconsin/ Wildlife

Silver Spotted Skipper

The silver-spotted skipper is a brown winged skipper with yellowish-orange square and rectangular patches on its wings. The body of this skipper is dark brown and hairy.

The silver-spotted skipper is a brown winged skipper with yellowish-orange square and rectangular patches on its wings. The body of this skipper is dark brown and hairy.

The silver-spotted skipper is one of the most recognized skippers fluttering in fields, gardens, and at forest edges.

Silver-spotted Skipper with its wings open.

The silver-spotted skipper is the largest of the skippers and is most commonly found during the months of June, July, and August in Wisconsin.

They enjoy collecting nectar in open fields of flowers.  The skipper is easy to identify.


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