Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network

Top 7 Skippers Gallery (39 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

European Skipper
European Skipper
(Thymelicus lineola)

Fiery Skipper
Fiery Skipper
(Hylephila phyleus)

Least Skipper
Least Skipper
(Ancyloxypha numitor)

Pecks Skipper
Pecks Skipper
(Polites peckius)

Tawny-edged Skipper
Tawny-edged Skipper
(Polites themistocles)


Spread Wing Skippers (subfamily Pyrginae)

Silver-spotted Skipper
Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Wild Indigo Duskywing
Wild Indigo Duskywing
(Erynnis baptisiae)

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