Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
The furry body and large eyes of the Zabulon Skipper help distinguish this energetic garden visitor. Unlike many other types of butterflies, the male and female versions are quite different. Males have a yellow-orange coloring with brown accents outlining the borders of the wings. Brightly colored males work hard to attract a female. On the other hand, females have dark, brown bodies with white spots and markings. The deep, rich colors of the females convey trust, confidence, and strength. These butterflies are blessed with consistent natural beauty. Any butterfly enthusiast will take pleasure in watching a Zabulon Skipper visit again and again.