The Skippers - Family Hesperiidae

The Skippers that are found in Ontario are generally on the small side. We don't have many brightly coloured species - they tend to be gray to orange/brown in colour. The family name refers to the bouncy, "skipping" pattern of their flight. Many think of these butterflies as "moth-like", but they are more closely related to true butterflies than they are to moths.

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Spreadwing Skippers - Subfamily Pyrginae

Skipperlings - Subfamily Heteropterinae

Grass Skippers - Subfamily Hesperiinae

More info on the family can be found on the Butterflies of Canada website ( en français ).