Spotted Skipper Taking Nectar from a Bellflower Perennial Flower

Silver spotted skipper butterfly photographed at Phipps Conservatory Outdoor Gardens, Pittsburgh, PA

The lunch bell must have been ringing with this Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly energetically taking nectar from this bellflower perennial.

One of dozens of species of skipper butterflies found east of the Mississippi. It is one of the most commonly seen butterflies. Most of us see it lots and lots of times.

I’ve been told that it’s plain-looking and looks like a moth (no disrespect to moths intended). Uh-uh. It’s fantastic variations of brown with a milk-white flash on its wings.

I’m a fan.