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Silver-spotted Skipper Caterpillar - (Epargyreis clarus)


The Silver-spotted Skipper's caterpillar loves taking long daytime naps in the leaves of its host plant.


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Adult Form: Silver-spotted Skipper
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TAXONOMY:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Epargyreis
Species: clarus
The Silver-spotted Skipper Caterpillar can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
yellow; orange; maroon; brown head; red head; purple head; thin dark lines; bands; rings; orange eye spots; orange feet; fat; thick; chubby; plump.

This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico.

Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Silver-spotted Skipper Caterpillar as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)



The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Silver-spotted Skipper Caterpillar may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America




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