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  • Hesperiidae

Hesperiidae – The skippers

This family contains the most moth-like butterflies, which are generally small and have an erratic flying style.  Many species in this group also sit at rest with their wings in a characteristic half open, half closed pose.

Chequered Skipper

Pictured: chequered skipper/Carterocephalus palaemon

  Explore more about the skippers of the UK and how they have been impacted over the last 200 years by clicking on the left hand menu for each butterfly in this group.