Skipper (image - I. Lindsey)

Larva is the destructive bean leafroller. 

Identifying characteristics for the family Hesperiidae include:

  • Antennae widely separated at the base and hooked at tips.
  • Rest with front and hind wings held at different angles.
  • Several species have "tails" on the hind wings.
These skippers are the little 'butterflies' often feeding at lantana hedges and being caught in great numbers by children. They are fun and easy to catch. 

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