Skipper Butterflies

Skipper butterflies are fantastic little critters.

Although many people are great at identifying skippers, I am not one of them. If you see any with incorrect identification, please email me at Thank you!

Brazilian Skipper Calpodes ethlius

Brazilian Skipper
Calpodes ethlius

Clouded Skipper Lerema accius

Clouded Skipper
Lerema accius

Dorantes Skipper Urbanus dorantes

Dorantes Skipper
Urbanus dorantes

Special thanks to all who helped me identify the species of those that are correctly identified. Mistakes are all my own.

Bill Berthet has been a wonderful mentor, helping me with ID of some of these beauties as well as some hairstreak butterflies. Others who helped are members of the facebook group “Butterflies of the Southeastern United States“.

Eufala Skipper Lerodea eufala

Eufala Skipper
Lerodea eufala

Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus

Fiery Skipper
Hylephila phyleus

Long-tailed Skipper Urbanus proteus

Long-tailed Skipper
Urbanus proteus

Palmetto Skipper Euphyes arpa

Palmetto Skipper
Euphyes arpa

Whirlabout Skipper Male Atalopedes campestris

Whirlabout Skipper Male
Polites vibex

Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus

Silver-spotted Skipper
Epargyreus clarus

Southern Broken Dash Wallengrenia otho

Southern Broken Dash
Wallengrenia otho

Southern Skipperling Copaeodes minima

Southern Skipperling
Copaeodes minima

Twin-spot Skipper Oligoria maculata

Twin-spot Skipper
Oligoria maculata

Whirlabout Skipper Polites vibex

Whirlabout Skipper
Polites vibex

Zabulon Skipper Poanes zabulon

Zabulon Skipper
Poanes zabulon

Tropical Checkered Skipper Pyrgus oileus

Tropical Checkered Skipper
Pyrgus oileus

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