Extremely short antennae distinquish fiery skippers. They are less than 1/2 the length of the forewing. Females are yellowish-brown with small dark spots, males are fiery orange/yellow with a zigzagged border and a large black stigma (a gland used to excrete pheremones) on the forewing. Their wingspans run between 1.0 - 1.25 inches, with the females slightly larger.
The larvae of fiery skippers are tan colored and densely covered with short haris. They have three dark lateral stripes, and a large, dark head that looks segmented from the rest of the body.
The eggs are glossy, and pale turquoise/green and are hemispherically shaped
The chrysalis of fiery skippers are light tan in color with a black dorsal line than runs from end to end.
Range wingspan: 32 to 25 mm.
Other Physical Features: ectothermic ; heterothermic ; bilateral symmetry
Sexual Dimorphism: female larger; sexes colored or patterned differently; male more colorful