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Hesperiidae - Skippers, Darters

slate awl - Hasora anura

Classification

 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Arthropoda
 Subphylum: Hexapoda
 Class: Insecta
 Order: Lepidoptera
 Family: Hesperiidae

Silver Spotted SkipperThere are about 4,000 species of small to medium sized butterflies in this family. They get the name "skipper" from their flight pattern. They tend to skip from place to place with very fast wing movement!

Skippers are usually duller in color than most species of butterfly. Most skippers are brown or gray and are often confused with moths. When they are at rest, the species in this family rest their wings on their backs like moths, not vertically like most species of butterflies.

Like other butterfly species, they have clubbed antennae, and they are active during the day. The ends of their clubbed antennae hook backwards. Most species have a large, thick thorax and small wings.The larvae of skippers and darters usually feed at night. They eat a variety of grasses and leaves. There are over 300 species of skippers found in North America.

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World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct Not Enough DataNot Enough Data
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist.

U.S. Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Endangered in US Endangered in US Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife. Click on U.S. status icon to go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife species profile.
  New Hampshire Status Key
Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in NH Endangered in NH
Status taken from NH Fish and Game

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH More Info Click for More Info picture Click for Image

New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

Hoary Edge - Achalarus lyciades North America New Hampshire Species image
Pepper and Salt Skipper - Amblyscirtes hegon North America New Hampshire Species
Common Roadside-Skipper - Amblyscirtes vialis North America New Hampshire Species
Delaware Skipper - Anatrytone logan North America New Hampshire Species image
Least Skipper - Ancyloxypha numitor North America New Hampshire Species image
Dusted Skipper - Atrytonopsis hianna North America New Hampshire Species
Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Silver-spotted Skipper - Epargyreus clarus North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Wild Indigo Duskywing - Erynnis baptisiae North America New Hampshire Species image
Sleepy Duskywing - Erynnis brizo North America New Hampshire Species image
Horace's Duskywing - Erynnis horatius North America New Hampshire Species image
Dreamy Duskywing - Erynnis icelus North America New Hampshire Species image
Juvenal's Duskywing - Erynnis juvenalis North America New Hampshire Species image
Columbine Duskywing - Erynnis lucilius North America New Hampshire Species
Mottled Duskywing - Erynnis martialis North America New Hampshire Species
Persius Duskywing Skipper - Erynnis persius North America New Hampshire Species Endangered in NH image
Two-spotted Skipper - Euphyes bimacula North America New Hampshire Species
Black Dash - Euphyes conspicua North America New Hampshire Species image
Dun Skipper - Euphyes vestris North America New Hampshire Species image
Common Branded Skipper - Hesperia comma Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image
Leonard's Skipper - Hesperia leonardus North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Cobweb Skipper - Hesperia metea North America New Hampshire Species image
Indian Skipper - Hesperia sassacus North America New Hampshire Species image
Twin-spot Skipper - Oligoria maculata North America New Hampshire Species image
Common Sootywing - Pholisora catullus North America New Hampshire Species image
Hobomok Skipper - Poanes hobomok North America New Hampshire Species image
Mulberry Wing - Poanes massasoit North America New Hampshire Species
Broad-winged Skipper - Poanes viator North America New Hampshire Species image
Long Dash - Polites mystic North America New Hampshire Species image
Crossline Skipper - Polites origenes North America New Hampshire Species image
Peck's Skipper - Polites peckius North America New Hampshire Species image
Tawny-edged Skipper - Polites themistocles North America New Hampshire Species image
Little Glassywing - Pompeius verna North America New Hampshire Species image
Southern Cloudywing - Thorybes bathyllus North America New Hampshire Species image
Northern Cloudywing -Thorybes pylades North America New Hampshire Species image
European Skipper - Thymelicus lineola Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species Introduced image
Northern Broken-Dash - Wallengrenia egeremet North America New Hampshire Species image

 

Golden-headed Sootywing - Bolla cupreiceps North America South America image More Info
Brazilian Skipper - Calpodes ethlius  North America South America image More Info
Hoary Skipper - Carrhenes canescens North America South America image More Info
White-patched Skipper - Chiomara georgina North America South America image More Info
Double-dotted Skipper - Decinea percosius North America image More Info
White-striped Longtail - Chioides albofasciatus North America South America image More Info
White-striped Longtail - Chioides catillus North America South America image More Info
Eight-spotted Skipper - Dalla octomaculata  Not Enough Data North America
Northern Sicklewing - Eantis tamenund North America South America image More Info
Common Bent-Skipper - Ebrietas anacreon North America South America image More Info
Funereal Duskywing - Erynnis funeralis North America South America image More Info
Palmetto Skipper - Euphyes arpa North America South America image More Info
Dion Skipper - Euphyes dion North America South America image More Info
Veined White-Skipper - Heliopetes arsalte North America South America image More Info
Turk's-cap White-Skipper - Heliopetes macaira North America South America image More Info
Dakota Skipper - Hesperia dacotae Vulnerable Threatened in US North America image More Info
Juba Skipper - Hesperia juba North America image More Info
Pawnee Montane Skipper-Hesperia leonardus montana Threatened in US North America image More Info
Fiery Skipper - Hylephila phyleus North America South America image More Info
Clouded Skipper - Lerema accius North America South America image More Info
Eufala Skipper - Lerodea eufala North America South America image More Info
Swarthy Skipper - Nastra lherminier North America image More Info
Julia's Skipper - Nastra julia North America image More Info
Garita Skipperling - Oarisma garita North America image More Info
Woodland Skipper - Ochlodes sylvanoides North America image More Info
Wandering Skipper -Panoquina errans Near Threatened North America More Info
Ocola Skipper - Panoquina ocola North America South America image More Info
Glazed Pellicia - Pellicia arina North America image More Info
Guava Skipper - Phocides palemon North America South America image More Info
Mangrove Skipper - Phocides pigmalion North America South America image More Info
Umber Skipper - Poanes melane North America image More Info
Zabulon Skipper - Poanes zabulon North America image More Info
Mardon Skipper - Polites mardon North America image More Info
Sandhill Skipper - Polites sabuleti North America image More Info
Mercurial Skipper - Proteides mercurius North America South America image More Info
Common Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus communis North America image More Info
White Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus albescens North America image More Info
Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus centaureae Asia Europe North America image More Info
Tropical Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus oileus North America South America image More Info
Desert Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus philetas North America image More Info
Two-banded Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus ruralis North America image More Info
Laguna Mountains Skipper - Pyrgus ruralis lagunae Endangered in US North America image More Info
Common Mellana - Quasimellana eulogius North America South America image More Info
Osca Skipper - Rhinthon osca North America South America image More Info
Texas Powdered Skipper - Systasea pulverulenta North America image More Info
Mexican Cloudywing - Thorybes mexicana North America image More Info
Dorantes Longtail - Urbanus dorantes North America South America image More Info
Esmeralda Longtail - Urbanus esmeraldus North America South America image More Info
Brown Longtail - Urbanus procne North America South America image More Info
Long-tailed Skipper - Urbanus proteus North America South America image More Info
Plain Longtail - Urbanus simplicius North America South America image More Info
Teleus Longtail - Urbanus teleus North America South America image More Info

North/Central American Species

 

Coyote Cloudywing - Achalarus toxeus North America image More Info
Variegated Batwing - Achlyodes busirus North America South America image More Info
Pale Siclewing - Achlyodes pallida North America South America image
Bell's Roadside-Skipper - Amblyscirtes belli North America image More Info
Lace-winged Roadside-Skippe -Amblyscirtes aesculapius North America image More Info
Celia's Roadside-Skipper - Amblyscirtes celia North America image More Info
Common Spurwing - Antigonus erosus North America South America image
Large Spurwing - Antigonus nearchus North America South America image More Info
Yellow-tipped Flasher - Astraptes anaphus North America South America image More Info
Two-barred Flasher - Astraptes fulgerator North America South America image More Info
Sachem Skipper- Atalopedes campestris North America South America image More Info
Golden Banded-Skipper - Autochton cellus North America image More Info
Spike Banded-Skipper - Autochton longipennis North America South America image More Info

 

Selected Species Around the World

Bicolored Skipper - Abantis bicolor Africa image
Aeromachus bandaishanus Asia image
Johre Scrub Hopper - Aeromachus jhora Asia image
Aeromachus plumbeola Asia image
Pygmy Scrub-hopper - Aeromachus pygmaeus Asia image
Satanic Skipper - Aethilla eleusina South America image More Info
Common Bush Hopper - Ampittia dioscorides Asia image More Info
Ampittia virgata Asia image
Two-brand Grass-skipper - Anisynta dominula Australia image More Info
Coorg Forest Hopper - Arnetta mercara Asia image
Vindhyan Bob - Arnetta vindhiana Asia image
Brown Awl - Badamia exclamationis Asia Australia image More Info
Paintbrush Swift - Baoris farri Asia image More Info
Bibasis aquilina Asia image
Orange Awlet -Burara jaina Asia image More Info
Rice Swift - Borbo cinnara Asia Australia image More Info
Colon Swift - Caltoris cahira Asia image
Mallow Skipper - Carcharodus alceae Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Southern Marbled Skipper - Carcharodus boeticus Least Concern Europe image More Info
Tufted Skipper - Carcharodus flocciferus Europe image More Info
Oriental Skipper - Carcharodus orientalis Asia Europe image More Info
False Mallow Skipper - Carcharodus tripolinus Least Concern Africa Europe image More Info
Northern Chequered Skipper-Carterocephalus silvicola Asia Europe image More Info
Malabar Spotted Flat - Celaenorrhinus ambareesa Asia image More Info
Large Spotted Flat - Celaenorrhinus patula Asia image More Info
Restricted Spotted Flat - Celaenorrhinus putra Asia image More Info
Tamil Spotted Flat - Celaenorrhinus ruficornis Asia image

Orange Palm Dart - Cephrenes augiades Australia Asia image More Info
Common Red-eye - Chaetocneme beata Australia image More Info
Indian Awlking - Choaspes benjaminii Asia image More Info

 

 

Giant Skipper - Coeliades anchises Africa More Info
Barber's Ranger - Kedestes barberae Africa image More Info
Marsh Sylph - Metisella meninx Africa More Info
Algerian Grizzled Skipper - Muschampia leuzeae Not Enough Data Africa
Barbary Skipper - Muschampia mohammed Not Enough Data Africa
Black Grass-dart Butterfly - Ocybadistes knightorum Endangered Australia
Lesser Millet Skipper - Pelopidas mathias Africa Asia image More Info
Aladag Skipper - Pyrgus aladaghensis  Not Enough Data Asia
Alpine Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus andromedae Least Concern Europe
Foulquier’s Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus bellieri  Least Concern Europe image More Info

 

Bolkar Skipper - Pyrgus bolkariensis  Not Enough Data Europe
Dusky Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus cacaliae Least Concern Europe
Carline Skipper - Pyrgus carlinae  Least Concern Europe
Cinquefoil Skipper - Pyrgus cirsii  Vulnerable Europe image More Info
Southern Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus malvoides Least Concern Europe image
Warren's Skipper - Pyrgus warrenensis Least Concern Europe
Corsican Red-underwing Skipper - Spialia therapne Least Concern Europe
Lulworth Skipper - Thymelicus acteon Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Thymelicus christi  Least Concern Europe
Morrocan Small Skipper - Thymelicus hamza  Least Concern Africa

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio New Hampshire Species NH Species

Arctic Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon profile Photos Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
In North America, the Arctic skipper is found from central Alaska south to central California, in the Rocky Mountain region south to Wyoming, in the Great Lakes states, and in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New England. It is found across most of New Hampshire, but it has not been recorded in Rockingham and Strafford Counties.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Coyote Cloudywing - Achalarus toxeus profile Photos North America
The coyote cloudywing is found from Texas south to Panama.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Bell's Roadside-Skipper - Amblyscirtes belli profile Photos North America
Bell's roadside skipper is found in Kansas, Oklahoma, and central Texas east to Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Brown Awl - Badamia exclamationis profile Photos Asia Australia
The brown awl is found in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Japan, China, Australia.
Source: Butterflies of India Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Brown Longtail - Urbanus procne profile Photos North America South America
The brown longtail is found from Texas south to Argentina..
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Celia's Roadside-Skipper - Amblyscirtes celia profile Photos North America
Celia's roadside-skipper is found from Texas into Mexico.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Cinquefoil Skipper - Pyrgus cirsii profile Photos  Vulnerable Europe
The cinquefoil skipper is found in Andorra, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland.
Source: Butterflies of France Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Cinquefoil Skipper - Pyrgus cirsii Photos  Vulnerable Europe
The cinquefoil skipper is in flight in July and August.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Clouded Skipper - Lerema accius profile Photos North America South America
The clouded skipper is found from Georgia and Florida west to Texas and south to Argentina.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Common Bent-Skipper - Ebrietas anacreon profile Photos North America South America
The common bent-skipper is found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
Source: Learn About Butterflies Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Common Bush Hopper - Ampittia dioscorides profile Photos Asia
The common bush hopper is found in India and China south to Borneo and Java.
Source: Butterflies of India Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Common Mellana - Quasimellana eulogius profile Photos North America South America
The common mellana is found from Texas south to Paraguay.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Common Red-eye - Chaetocneme beata profile Photos Australia
The common red-eye is found in Australia.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Dakota Skipper - Hesperia dacotae profile Photos Vulnerable Threatened in US North America
The Dakota skipper is found from southern Manitoba Canada and western North Dakota to western Minnesota, south to Iowa
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Dakota Skipper - Hesperia dacotae profile Photos Vulnerable Threatened in US North America
The Dakota skipper is found in mixed and tallgrass prairie.
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Dakota Skipper - Hesperia dacotae profile Photos Vulnerable Threatened in US North America
The Dakota skipper is threatened because its native prairie habitat is being converted into farms, ranches and other land uses.
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Desert Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus philetas profile Photos North America
The desert checkered-skipper is found from souther Arizopna and Texas south to Mexico.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Dion Skipper - Euphyes dion profile Photos North America South America
The Dion skipper is found from Massachusetts to Florida and west to Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Texas. It is also found in Quebec and Ontario Canada.
Source: Learn About Butterflies Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Dorantes Longtail - Urbanus dorantes profile Photos North America South America
The Dorantes longtail is found from Texas and Florida south to the West Indies and Argentina.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Eufala Skipper - Lerodea eufala profile Photos North America South America
The Eufala skipper is found across the souther U.S. from Georgia to California and south to Argentina.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Esmeralda Longtail - Urbanus esmeraldus profile Photos North America South America
The Esmeralda longtail is found from Mexico south to Brazil and Paraguay.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

False Mallow Skipper - Carcharodus tripolinus profile Photos Least Concern Africa Europe
The false mallow skipper is found in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, and Tunisia.
Source: EuroButterflies Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Foulquier’s Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus bellieri profile Photos  Least Concern Europe
The Foulquier's'grizzled skipper is found in France, Italy, and Spain.
Source: Butterflies of France Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Garita Skipperling - Oarisma garita profile Photos North America
The Garita skipperling is found from central Alberta east to southern Manitoba, south through the Rocky Mountains to northern Mexico.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Giant Skipper - Coeliades anchises Photos Africa
The giant skipper is found eastern Africa from Ethopia and Somalia south to  Zimbabwe and  Mozambique.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Golden-headed Sootywing - Bolla cupreiceps profile Photos North America South America
The golden-headed sootywing is found from Mexico to Bolivia.
Source: Learn About Butterflies Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Marsh Sylph - Metisella meninx Photos Africa
The marsh sylph is found in  highland grassland areas in South Africa.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Barber's Ranger - Kedestes barberae Photos Africa
Barber's ranger is found in southern Africa.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Lulworth Skipper - Thymelicus acteon Africa Europe
The lulworth skipper is found in central Europe, Africa and Asia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Guava Skipper - Phocides palemon profile Photos North America South America
The Guava skipper is found from Texas south to Argentina.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Glazed Pellicia - Pellicia arina profile Photos North America
The Glazed pellicia is found from Mexico to Panama.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Golden Banded-Skipper - Autochton cellus profile Photos North America
The golden banded skipper is found in the southwest from Arizona to Texas south to Mexico and from Oklahoma and Texas east to Maryland and South Carolina.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus centaureae profile Photos Asia Europe North America North America
The grizzled skipper is holarctic. In North America, it is found from Alaska south and east to central Ontario and northern Michigan.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Hoary Skipper - Carrhenes canescens North America South America profile Photos
The hoary spreadwing is found from Mexico to Argentina.
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Indian Awlking - Choaspes benjaminii profile Photos Asia
The Indian awlking is found in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan.
Source: Butterflies of India Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Juba Skipper - Hesperia juba profile Photos North America
The Juba skipper is found from British Columbia south to southern California, east to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and northwest New Mexico.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Julia's Skipper - Nastra julia profile Photos North America
Julia's skipper is found from south Texas to central Mexico.
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Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper - Amblyscirtes aesculapius profile Photos North America
The lace-winged roadside skipper is found from Oklahoma east to Virginia and south to Texas and Florida.
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Laguna Mountains Skipper - Pyrgus ruralis lagunae profile Endangered in US North America
The Laguna Mountains skipper is only found in San Diego County in Southern California.
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Large Spurwing - Antigonus nearchus profile Photos North America South America
The large spurwing is found from Mexico to Brazil and Peru.
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Leonard's Skipper - Hesperia leonardus profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
Leonard's skipper is found from Nova Scotia and Maine west through southern Ontario and the Great Lakes region to Minnesota and south to North Carolina, Louisiana, and Missouri.  It is found in most of New Hampshire.
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Leonard's Skipper - Hesperia leonardus profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
Leonard's skipper caterpillars feed on perennial grasses.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Leonard's Skipper - Hesperia leonardus Photos North America New Hampshire Species
Leonard's skipper is found in open grassy areas like fields, barrens, and meadows.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Lesser Millet Skipper - Pelopidas mathias profile Photos Africa Asia
The lesser millet skipper is found in southeast and east Asia and parts of Africa.
Source: Butterflies of India Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Lesser Millet Skipper - Pelopidas mathias Photos Africa Asia
Lesser millet skipper caterpillars are voracious eaters.
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Long-tailed Skipper - Urbanus proteus profile Photos North America South America
The long-tailed skipper is found from Texas and Florida south to the West Indies and Argentina.
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Malabar Spotted Flat - Celaenorrhinus ambareesa profile Photos Asia
The Malabar spotted flat is found in India.
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Mallow Skipper - Carcharodus alceae profile Photos Africa Asia Europe
The mallow skipper is found in southern and central Europe, northern Africa, and in central Asia.
Source: EuroButterflies Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mangrove Skipper - Phocides pigmalion profile Photos North America South America
The mangrove skipper is found from Florida and the through the West Indies and Mexico to Argentina.
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Mercurial Skipper - Proteides mercurius profile Photos North America South America
The mercurial skipper is found from Mexico and the West Indies south to Argentina. It is occasionally seen in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mexican Cloudywing - Thorybes mexicana profile Photos North America South America
The Mexican cloudywing is found at high elevations in the western U.S. south into Mexico.
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Northern Chequered Skipper - Carterocephalus silvicola profile Photos Asia Europe
The northern chequered skipper is found in Northern Europe and North and East Asia.
Source: NatureGate Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ocola Skipper - Panoquina ocola profile Photos North America South America
The Ocola skipper is found from the southeastrn U.S. to Texas and south to Paraguay.
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Orange Awlet -Burara jaina profile Photos Asia
The orange awlet is found in India, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: Butterflies of India Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Orange Palm Dart - Cephrenes augiades profile Photos Australia Asia
The orange palm dart is found from Indonesia to Australia and the Solomon Islands.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Oriental Skipper - Carcharodus orientalis profile Photos Asia Europe
The oriental skipper is found in eastern Europe and parts of western Asia.
Source: EuroButterflies Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Osca Skipper - Rhinthon osca profile Photos North America South America
The Ocola skipper is found from Mexico south to Ecuador.
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Paintbrush Swift - Baoris farri profile Photos Asia
The paintbrush swift is found in India.
Source: Butterfliesof India Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Palmetto Skipper - Euphyes arpa profile Photos North America South America
The palmetto skipper is found in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.
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Pawnee Montane Skipper - Hesperia leonardus montana profile Photos Threatened in US North America
The Pawnee montane skipper is found from western Montana and southeastern Saskatchewan east to Minnesota, south to Central Colorado and Kansas.
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Plain Longtail - Urbanus simplicius profile Photos North America South America
The plain longtail is found from Mexico to Argentina.
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Spike Banded-Skipper - Autochton longipennis profile Photos North America South America
The spike banded-skipper is found from Mexico to Brazil.
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Brazilian Skipper - Calpodes ethlius profile Photos   North America South America
The Brazilian skipper is found from texas to Florida south to the West Indies and from Mexico through Central America into Argentina.
The spike banded-skipper is found from Mexico to Brazil.
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Common Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus communis profile Photos North America
The common checkered-skipper is found across most of the temperate United States south to Gulf coast, Texas, Arizona, southern California, and the mountains of northern Mexico. It is found in southern New England.
Source: Butterflies and Moths of North America Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Dakota Skipper - Hesperia dacotae profile Photos Vulnerable Threatened in US North America
The Dakota skipper is found in Minnesota, the Dakotas and southern Canada. It was once found in Illinois and Iowa.
Source: US Fish and Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Dakota Skipper - Hesperia dacotae profile Photos Vulnerable Threatened in US North America
The Dakota skipper is found in tall grass prairies.
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Double-dotted Skipper - Decinea percosius profile Photos North America
The double-dotted skipper is found from Mexico to Belize.
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Fiery Skipper - Hylephila phyleus profile Photos North America South America
The fiery skipper is found in the southern U.S. south to Argentina and the West Indies.
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Funereal Duskywing - Erynnis funeralis profile Photos North America South America
The funereal duskywing is found from Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas south to Argentina.
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Mardon Skipper - Polites mardon profile Photos North America image More Info
The Mardon skipper is found in Washington, western Oregon, and northwestern California.
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Northern Sicklewing - Eantis tamenund profile Photos North America South America
The northern sicklewing is found from Texas south to Argentina and the West Indies.
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Restricted Spotted Flat - Celaenorrhinus putra profile Photos Asia
The restricted spotted flat is found in southeast Asia.
Source: Butterflies of India Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Rice Swift - Borbo cinnara profile Photos Asia Australia
"The rice swift is found in Sri Lanka, India, Burma, Vietnam and Australia.
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Sachem Skipper- Atalopedes campestris profile Photos North America South America
The sachem skipper is found from Virginia west to California and south through Mexico and Central America to Brazil.
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Sandhill Skipper - Polites sabuleti profile Photos North America
The sandhill skipper is found from southern British Columbia and eastern Washington south through California and northern Arizona to Baja California; east to southeastern Wyoming, central Colorado, and northeastern New Mexico.
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Satanic Skipper - Aethilla eleusina South America image More Info
The satanic skipper is found in Ecaudor and Peru.
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Silver-spotted Skipper - Epargyreus clarus profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The silver-spotted skipper is found from British Columbia east to Quebec and south throughout most of the United States and into northern Mexico. The silver-spotted skipper is found throughout New Hampshire.
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Southern Marbled Skipper - Carcharodus boeticus profile Photos Least Concern Europe
The southern marbled skipper is found in France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.
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Swarthy Skipper - Nastra lherminier profile Photos North America
The swarthy skipper is found in the eastern U.S. from southern New York west to Missouri and south to Florida, the Gulf states and eastern Texas.
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Teleus Longtail - Urbanus teleus profile Photos North America South America
The Teleus longtail is found from Texas south to Argentina.
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Texas Powdered Skipper - Systasea pulverulenta profile Photos North America
The Texas powdered skipper is found from Texas south to Guatemala.
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Two-brand Grass-skipper - Anisynta dominula profile Photos Australia
The two-brand grass-skipper is found in the mountains of New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria in Australia.
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Tropical Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus oileus profile Photos North America South America
The tropical checkered-skipper is found in Florida and along the the Gulf Coast south to the West Indies, Mexico, and Central America to Argentina.
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Tufted Skipper - Carcharodus flocciferus profile Photos Europe
The tufted skipper is found in southern and central Europe.
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Turk's-cap White-Skipper - Heliopetes macaira profile Photos North America South America
The turk's cap white-skipper is found from southern Texas to Paraguay.
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Two-banded Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus ruralis profile Photos North America
The two-banded checkered-skipper is found in the mountains from British Columbia and Alberta to southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico
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Two-barred Flasher - Astraptes fulgerator profile Photos North America South America
The two-barred flasher is found from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas south to Argentina.
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Umber Skipper - Poanes melane profile Photos North America
The umber skipper is found from California and Arizona south to Central America.
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Variegated Batwing - Achlyodes busirus profile Photos North America South America
The variegated batwing is found from Mexico to Bolivia
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Veined White-Skipper - Heliopetes arsalte profile Photos North America South America
The veined white skipper is found from Mexico to Argentina. It is occasionally seen in Texas.
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Wandering Skipper -Panoquina errans profile Photos Near Threatened North America
The wandering skipper is found in California and Mexico.
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Yellow-tipped Flasher - Astraptes anaphus profile Photos North America South America
The yellow-tipped flasher is found from Mexico to Argentina. Stays are sometimes found in Texas.
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White Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus albescens profile Photos North America
The white checkered-skipper is found in southern California, southern Arizona, southern New Mexico, west and South Texas; Florida, and Mexico.
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White-patched Skipper - Chiomara georgina profile Photos North America South America
The white-patched skipper is found from Texas to Argentina and the West Indies.
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White-striped Longtail - Chioides albofasciatus profile Photos North America South America
The white-striped longtail is found from Texas to Argentina and the West Indies.
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White-striped Longtail - Chioides catillus profile North America South America
The white-striped longtail is found from Arizona and Texas south to Argentina and the West Indies.
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Woodland Skipper - Ochlodes sylvanoides profile Photos North America South America
The woodland skipper is found from British Columbia south to southern California and east to Montana, Colorado, and Arizona.
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Zabulon Skipper - Poanes zabulon profile Photos North America
The Zabulon skipper is found from Massachusetts west to southern Michigan and central Kansas and south to central Florida, southern Louisiana, and northeast Texas. There is also a population found from central Mexico to Panama.
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