Hesperiidae


The Hesperiidae family contains species more commonly known as “skippers” because the butterflies exhibit a rapid, erratic flight pattern. Most skippers have stout, hairy bodies, small, pointed wings, and hooked antennae. Adults of most species feed on floral nectar, but some also take up nutrients from bird droppings. The skippers number more than 3,500 worldwide, with the majority of species living in the tropics.










Small SkipperThymelicus sylvestris
Hesperiidae

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