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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)


JPG-Photo of Silver-spotted Skipper

Bright yellow-green, each body segment ringed with fine alternating black and yellow or greenish lines. Head dark red-brown, much wider than first thoracic segment, bearing large orange spot above each antenna. Abdominal segments with dark spot above black spiracles. Food: locust trees, wisterias, and other legumes. Caterpillar: May to November; 2 or more generations in South, 1 or 2 or more in North.


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