Silver Spotted Skipper
Epargyreus clarus

f22 @ 1/200s, ISO:2000, Nikon D3S w 105mm macro

"Epargyreus clarus," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The silver-spotted skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is claimed to be the most recognized skipper in North America.Adults use their long tongues to feed on the nectar of a variety of flowers, mud, and even animal feces. They almost never visit yellow flowers, favoring blue, red, pink, purple, and sometimes white and cream-colored ones. These include everlasting pea, common milkweed, red clover, buttonbush, blazing star, and thistles.
East Falmouth, Massachusetts