Grass Skippers: Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 1.25" - 1.5"|
|Habitat:||Fields, marshes, gardens|
|Occurrence Level:||Uncommon wanderer|
|Flight Period:||Late August to late September|
|Larval Host Plant:||Crabgrass, Bermuda grass, bent grass|
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The Fiery Skipper is one of my favorites. When fresh, the males have a beautiful bright orange color. They can be quite difficult to photograph though. They seem to be always on the move.