This species is common in the garden in June and August. It's flight is often rapid and jerky making it difficult to follow. This skipper is most often observed with it's wings folded and is easily distinguished by the large silvery-white patch on the ventral hingwing. The white spots seen on the forewing of the butterfly on the left are often indistinct and yellowish in color. The mouthpart of the butterfly on the right is extended into the flower where it is sipping nectar. Buddleia, ironweed, and verbena are among the most commonly visited plants.