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Skipper Butterflies

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.

Shown here are a few quick favorites and some recent butterfly sightings.

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Fiery Skipper on Zinnia

Small to medium size butterflies, characterized by fast and erratic flight patterns

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Skipper family butterfly on Zinnia in Texas

Long-Tailed Skipper on Zinnias

Size: 1.5"-2.0"

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Long-Tailed Skipper

White-striped Longtail Skipper

Size: 2.0" - 2.25"

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White-striped Longtail Butterfly

Silver Spotted Skipper on Zinnias

Size: 1.8"-2.5"

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Silver Spotted Skipper on Zinnias in East Texas near Tyler

Guava Skipper

Size: 1.7" - 2.5"

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Guava Skipper

Texas Powdered Skipper

Size: 15/16" - 1 3/8"

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Photo of a Texas Powdered Skipper Butterfly

Laviana White Skipper

Size: 1.3" - 1.6"

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Laviana-white Skipper Butterfly

Horace's Duskywing

Size: 1.3"-1.7"

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Horace's Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Size: 1.25"-1.75"

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Funereal Duskywing Butterfly

Two-barred Flasher

Size: 1 7/8" - 2 3/8"

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Two-barred Flasher Butterfly

Mangrove Skipper

Size: 1 7/8" - 2 3/4"

Mangrove Skipper

Golden-banded Skipper

Size: 1 3/8" - 2.0"

Golden-banded Skipper

White-patched Skipper

Size: 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"

White-patched Skipper

Sickle-winged Skipper

Size: 1 3/8" - 1 3/4"

Sickle-winged Skipper

 

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