Content tagged with "skipper"

Photo of a Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Pyrgus communis
The white and black checkered pattern makes this a simple identification; it’s the only checkered skipper in Missouri.

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Photo of a Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Anatrytone logan
The undersides of the wings of this common Missouri skipper are solid orange. The larvae eat grasses.

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Photo of a Horace's Duskywing

Horace’s Duskywing

Erynnis horatius
Look for this common Missouri skipper at flowers and mud puddles, in forests and along roadsides.

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Photo of a Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Ancyloxypha numitor
One of the smallest skippers in the eastern United States, this species is found in moist, grassy areas, usually near water.

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Photo of a Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Thorybes pylades
A cloudywing is a skipper whose ground color, seen from above, is completely dark, and not mottled. This species has a dark face, too.

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