Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Hylephila phyleus

This active little skipper can be found dancing around gardens throughout Texas. I’ve often found it on my lantana in both West Texas and here in the Houston area.

You often find a pair together. Males and females have distinct spot patterns with the males having fewer spots.

Similar species: Whirlabout

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