Subject: Moth-like Butterfly?
Geographic location of the bug: Grafton, Wisconsin
Time: 11:02 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi there,
I saw this butterfly on my walk today, haven’t seen one of these before so I’m curious to know what kind of butterfly it is. It almost looked like a moth at first. Thanks for the help!
How you want your letter signed: Amber
This butterfly is a Silver Spotted Skipper, which we verified by comparing your image to this BugGuide image. The silver spots are actually on the undersides of the hind wings as pictured in this BugGuide image. Skippers are often discussed as having traits of both butterflies and moths.