A flash of silver seen as a brown skipper zooms through your garden is likely to be this species. 


Fields, open woods, gardens.

Flight Period

Mainly March-October.

Caterpillar Foodplants

Many plants in the legumes family (Fabaceae).

Other Notes

The only northern (United States and Canada) member of a widespread tropical group (silverdrops).

Scientific Information

Scientific Name - Epargyreus clarus