Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network

More Area Skippers Gallery (96 pictures)

The skippers belong to the family Hesperiidae. There are two sub families, Hesperiinae, the folded wing skippers, and Pyrginae, the spread wing skippers. The different varieties can be very hard to tell apart. See the full guidelines for further information on the skippers.

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Folded Wing Skippers

Black Dash Skipper
Black Dash Skipper
(Euphyes conspicua)

Broadwing Skipper
Broadwing Skipper
(Poanes viator)

Byssus Skipper
Byssus Skipper
(Problema byssus)

Crossline Skipper
Crossline Skipper
(Polites origenes)

Delaware Skipper
Delaware Skipper
(Atrytone delaware)

Dion Skipper
Dion Skipper
(Euphyes dion)

Dun Skipper
Dun Skipper
(Euphyes ruricola)

Dusted Skipper
Dusted Skipper
(Atrytonopsis hianna)

Hobomok Skipper
Hobomok Skipper
(Poanes hobomok)

Leonard's Skipper
Leonard's Skipper
(Hesperia leonardus)

Little Glassywing
Little Glassywing
(Pompeius verna)

Long Dash Skipper
Long Dash Skipper
(Polites mystic)

Mulberry Wing Skipper
Mulberry Wing Skipper
(Poanes massasoit)

Northern Broken Dash
Northern Broken Dash
(Wallengrenia egeremet)

Sachem
Sachem
(Atalopedes campestris)

Two-Spotted Skipper
Two-Spotted Skipper
(Euphyes bimacula)

Zabulon Skipper
Zabulon Skipper
(Poanes zabulon)

Pepper and Salt Skipper
Pepper and Salt Skipper
(Amblyscirtes hegon)


Spread Wing Skippers

Common Checkered Skipper
Common Checkered Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Common Sooty Wing
Common Sooty Wing
(Pholisora catullus)

Funereal Duskywing
Funereal Duskywing
(Erynnis funeralis)

Mottled Duskywing
Mottled Duskywing
(Erynnis martialis)

Northern Cloudywing
Northern Cloudywing
(Thorybes pylades)

Southern Cloudywing
Southern Cloudywing
(Thorybes bathyllus)

Dreamy Dusky Wing
Dreamy Dusky Wing
(Erynnis icelus)

Juvenal's Dusky Wing
Juvenal's Dusky Wing
(Erynnis juvenalis)

Horace's Dusky Wing
Horace's Dusky Wing
(Erynnis horatius)

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