Chances are you have seen a silver spotted skipper. With their brown wings and quick movement, they might not be the first butterflies you’d stop to observe.
Take a closer look, and you’ll notice bands of orange on the forewings, and a silvery patch in the center of the hindwings.
The silver spotted skipper is the largest skipper in North America, with a wingspan of 2 – 3 inches. Silver-spotted skippers have enormous eyes that appear to bulge out from the head.
Sharing this photo from my summer garden last year. He was enjoying my butterfly bush in Dustin’s garden.