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Skippers – Family Hesperiidae

Biodiversity Catalog of Southwest Virginia

Lepidoptera:  Family Hesperiidae – Skippers

Skipper Photo Gallery

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Scientific Name Common NameFlight PeriodCounty
Ancyloxypha numitorLeast SkipperApril-OctoberR,T
Atalopedes campestrisSachemApril-DecemberR,T
Autochton cellusGolden Banded-Skipperlate April-late JulyB,T
Epargyreus clarusSilver-spotted Skippermid March-late OctoberB, R, T
Erynnis baptisiaeWild Indigo DuskywingMarch-OctoberR,T
Erynnis brizoSleepy Duskywingmid March-mid JuneT
Erynnis icelusDreamy Duskywingmid March-early JuneT
Erynnis juvenalisJuvenal’s Duskywingearly March-JuneB,R,T
Erynnis martialis Mottled Duskywingearly April-early AugustR,T
Erynnis persiusPersius Duskywinglate April-early JuneT
Euphyes vestris Dun Skippermid April-mid OctoberR,T
Hesperia sassacusIndian SkipperMay-early JulyT
Hylephila phyleusFiery SkipperMay-mid NovemberT
Poanes hobomokHobomok Skipperearly April-late JulyR
Poanes zabulon Zabulon SkipperApril-mid OctoberR,T
Polites origenesCrossline SkipperMay-mid OctoberT
Polites peckius Peck’s SkipperApril-mid OctoberR,T
Polites themistoclesTawny-edged SkipperMay-mid SeptemberR
Pompeius vernaLittle Glassywinglate May-early OctoberT
Thorybes bathyllus Southern CloudywingMay-AugustB, T
Thorybes pyladesNorthern CloudywingApril-AugustT
Thymelicus lineolaEuropean SkipperJune-JulyT
Urbanus proteusLong-tailed Skipperlate June-early NovemberT
Wallengrenia egeremetNorthern Broken-Dashmid May-early OctoberT

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