This species of skipper is fairly common from mid-May through mid-September in gardens and open grassy areas Early in the season it is often found visiting a variety of clovers or resting on blades of grass. Later in the season it can be found sipping nectar from plants such as the ironweed shown above. It often rests with its hindwings fully spread and its forewings held at an angle. It can be distinguished from similar skippers in our area by the middle bar in the yellow/orange band on the hindwing that extends above and below the band. This bar is especially obvious in the skipper shown on the right.