Peck's Skipper
( Polites peckius )

With a wingspan at just over an inch, this is a small butterfly that ranges in mostly the eastern half of the United States. It is found in open fields, woodlands edges, parks, and roadsides. Caterpillars live in clumps of native grasses like rice cutgrass. These skippers are light brown with spots of yellow and orange. This species visits a variety of native plants including hoary vervain (pictured right), Joe-pye weed, echinacea spp., liatris spp., milkweed species, and more!