Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2. Here's how to add your images.

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1916329
spotted skipper - Cymaenes tripunctus

spotted skipper - Cymaenes tripunctus
Long Key, Monroe County, Florida, USA
March 28, 2007

Three-Spotted Skipper - Moved
This could easily be confused with several other skippers whose ranges overlap, and just needed to check those others. This view angle doesn't really show the "very long antennae". Besides the white below the antennae clubs, also note the tawny orange color on the upper edge of the FW costa. The shape and proportion of the wings should rule out the longwing species in the area as well.

Moved from Skippers.

 
Three-spotted
Thanks a lot, Roy. A new one for me.
I had no idea on ID, only sensing that it looked different from other skippers I'd seen previously.

 
With your background
I was thinking you were just looking for confirmation since this is a bit of a tricky one with several other species within range that are somewhat similar. I am traveling further south from Georgia after the pandemic to look for this one and a few others.

Good hunting.

Going to do a double-check
This one is on my bucket list, but waiting until after the pandemic.

Note white before the antennae clubs.

I am going to check a couple more sources before I move this to species.

Cymaenes tripunctus - Three-Spotted Skipper:

Bahia Honda SP, Monroe Co.:

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.