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Rare Skipper

The rare skipper is a medium sized butterfly in the family Hesperiidae (skippers). Its wingspan is 1½ to 2⅛ inches (3.9 to 5.4 cm). The uppersides of both wings are yelloworange with a black margin, which is wider on females. The undersi...
by kuPOKUpo on Jul 12, 2011

Fiery Skipper

The shape of the stigma on the male should distinguish phyleus from similarly patterned skippers. The Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae and are approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. The males are orange or yello...
by kuPOKUpo on May 28, 2011

Common Checkered Skipper

The Common Checkered-skipper (Pyrgus communis) is a species of butterfly in the Hesperiidae family. The skipper members of this Order of insects are generally small and characterized by fast flight. Their wing venation and widely separated, curve-tip...
by kuPOKUpo on May 25, 2011

Mournful Duskywing

The Mournful Duskywing is a small (1 1/8 - 1 3/4 inch wingspan) skipper. Skippers are distinguished from true butterflies by their relatively large bodies compared to their angular wings. They get their name from their characteristic rapid darting f...
by kuPOKUpo on May 22, 2011

Sachem

Atalopedes campestris is a small skipper. It is just over 1 inch long and is orange and brown. Females are slightly larger and have paler markings on the wings. Life cycle, host plants are various grasses, including lawn grasses. The caterpillar is d...
by kuPOKUpo on May 22, 2011

Two-banded Checkered Skipper

The Two-banded Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus ruralis) is a species of skipper (family Hesperiidae). Subspecies lagunae is known by the common name Laguna Mountains Skipper. This subspecies is on the Endangered Species list. It is found from the mountains...
by kuPOKUpo on May 21, 2011

Sandhill Skipper

The Sandhill Skipper or Saltgrass Skipper (Polites sabuleti) is a butterfly in the Hesperiidae family. It is found from southern British Columbia and eastern Washington, south through California and northern Arizona to Baja California and east to sou...
by kuPOKUpo on May 20, 2011

Skipper - This Coconut Skipper or Widespread Oriental skipper ( Hirada Irava - Moore 1857 ) from Rejang Land Sumatra

This Coconut Skipper or Widespread Oriental skipper ( Hirada Irava - Moore 1857 ) is a rich dark brown above with pale yellow spots on the forewings. Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepi...
by curup kami on Jul 29, 2009

Butterfly : the Palm Redeye or the Banana Skipper from Rejang Land Sumatra - Erionota thrax thrax

Erionota thrax, commonly known as the Palm Redeye or the Banana Skipper, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Hesper...
by curup kami on Jun 18, 2009

Butterfly : Unknown dart - Potanthus. Sp from Rejang Land Sumatra

Potanthus is a genus of skipper butterflies. They are commonly known as Darts.this is we found at Lubuk Belimbing I Village. Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Hespe...
by curup kami on Jun 18, 2009

Butterfly : the Dark Palm Dart - Telicota ancilla from Rejang Land Sumatra

Telicota ancilla, commonly known as the Dark Palm Dart, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. These species form a complex and exact species identity can only be determined by examination of the genitalia. Scientific classification...
by curup kami on Jun 18, 2009

Butterfly : the Common Dartlet - Oriens gola from Rejang Land Sumatra

Oriens gola, commonly known as the Common Dartlet, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Hesperiidae Genus: Oriens...
by curup kami on Jun 18, 2009

Butterfly : The Grass Demon - Udaspes folus from Rejang Land Sumatra

The Grass Demon - Udaspes folus from Rejang Land Sumatra The Grass Demon Udaspes folus is a small but prominent butterfly found in India that belongs to the Skippers or the Family Hesperiidae family. It is regarded as an occasional pest of Ginger...
by curup kami on Jun 11, 2009

Butterfly: Forest Hopper - Astictopterus jama jama from Rejang Land Sumatra

Forest Hopper - Astictopterus jama jama from Rejang Land Sumatra Astictopterus jama jama ( Felder & Felder,1860 ), commonly known as the Forest Hopper, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. Synonyms: Tagiades pulligo Mabille,1876...
by curup kami on May 29, 2009

Butterfly : Koruthaialos sindu sindu from rejang land sumatra

Koruthaialos sindu sindu is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Hesperiidae Subfamily: Hesperiinae Genus: Koruthai...
by curup kami on May 11, 2009

Butterfly : Pseudocoladenia dan (Fulvous Pied Flat) from Rejang Land Sumatra

Pseudocoladenia dan, commonly known as the Fulvous Pied Flat, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae.and the synonims is Coladenia dan Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidopte...
by curup kami on May 9, 2009


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