Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
The most interesting visual aspect of the Fiery Skipper butterfly is the small size of the wings compared to the body. Extremely short antennae are also characteristic of this butterfly. Despite the small appendages, the Fiery Skipper is the hot rod of the garden. When beating quickly, the orange and brown wings of this butterfly appear like flames flickering in a campfire. The large eyes will captivate you. A male normally has orange wings with dark spots while the female’s wings are dark brown with orange spots. This nimble butterfly will blaze a path in any garden and light up your day.