Fiery Skipper Butterfly

Skippers are small to medium size butterflies characterized by fast, erratic fight. Skippers have short, hairy bodies and small wings. More than 3,000 species of Skippers exist around the world.

Skippers are difficult for the amateur to identify, with their drab colors and fast flight. As an introduction to the Skipper Family, we are showing images of a common Fiery Skipper below.

Skipper Butterfly
Skipper family butterfly in East Texas near Tyler

Skipper Butterfly on Milkweed
Skipper family butterfly in East Texas near Tyler

Skipper Butterfly on Zinnias
Skipper family butterfly in East Texas near Tyler

Pair of Skipper Butterflies on roses
Pair of Skipper Butterflies on roses

Skipper family butterfly on Zinnia
Skipper family butterfly on Zinnia in Texas

Skipper family butterfly
Skipper family butterfly in East Texas near Tyler

Skipper Butterfly
Skipper family butterfly in East Texas near Tyler