Family Hesperiidae

Skippers


Skippers are butterflies that exhibit some traits of moths. They are day-flying like butterflies, but lack clubbed antennae. Their antennae are hooked at the tips. Skippers usually sport relatively drab coloration (often brown), unlike butterflies. When perched, many species hold their forewings in a different plane from the hind wings, so that the four wings are sticking out in various directions.


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Pyrginae
Spreadwing Skippers
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Hesperiinae
Grass Skippers
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Eudaminae
Dicot Skippers