Indian Skipper butterfly – 7/16/10

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/16/10

Observation Time: 11:05 a.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Road soccer field parking lot

Common Name: Indian Skipper butterfly

Scientific Name: Hesperia sassacus

Comments: Typically found in open areas, often with some shrubby growth, such as old fields, abandoned pastures, forest clearings, and powerline cuts.

More Information: MassAudubon.org orĀ Butterflies and Moths of North America

Indian Skipper Butterfly