Silver Spotted Skipper

Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly Characteristics

The Silver Spotted Skipper is a medium size butterfly characterized by fast, erratic fight. Skippers typically have short, hairy bodies and small wings. More than 3,000 species of Skippers exist around the world.

The Silver Spotted likes to hang upside down from leaves in the late afternoon.

Size: 1.75"-2.5"

Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times

Stage Typical Duration
Egg stage 4 to 7 days
Caterpillar (larval) stage 3 to 5 weeks
Chrysalis (pupal) stage 12 to 14 days
Adult butterfly stage 10 to 20 days

 

Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly Photographs

Silver Spotted Skipper ona pink Zinnia blossom
Silver Spotted Skipper on Zinnias in East Texas near Tyler

Silver Spotted Skipper on Zinnias
Silver Spotted Skipper on Zinnias in East Texas near Tyler

Silver Spotted Skipper feeding upside down on White Butterfly Bush
Silver Spotted Skipper feeding upside down on White Butterfly Bush

Silver Spotted Skipper feeding on Dianthus
Silver Spotted Skipper feeding on Dianthus