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Fiery Skipper

Scientific Name: 
Hylephila phyleus

This small butterfly resembles a small golden brown moth but is distinguished by being active in the daytime.  It is frequently found in association with grass or lawns where the caterpillars feed especially on Bent and Bermuda Grasses.  Photo by Laurel Woodley

Garden Location: 
Volunteer Garden, Garden of Senses
Hylephila phyleus rests on vegetation
Viewing Months: 
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
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