Little Glassywing Skipper - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Genus: Pompeius
Species: Verna
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Skipper Butterflies
Page Last Updated: March 12 2017
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
European Skipper - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Genus: Thymelicus
Species: Lineola
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
12 species
Hobomok Skipper - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Genus: Poanes
Species: Hobomok
Updated February 12 2017
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
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Northern Cloudywing Skipper - wingspan approx. 4 cm
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Genus: Thorybes
Species: Pylades
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Updated August 7 2011
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Wild Indigo Duskywing (male?) - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Genus: Erynnis (Duskywings)
Species: Baptisiae
Updated October 5 2015
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Least Skipper - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Genus: Ancyloxypha
Species: Numitor
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Updated August 7 2011
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Least Skipper has more rounded wings and more
prominent dark borders compared to the European Skipper
(see above)
Native to Europe
Updated September 7 2012
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Silver-spotted Skipper - wingspan approx. 4.5 cm
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Genus: Epargyreus
Species: Clarus
Updated December 26 2015
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Peck's Skipper - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Genus: Polites
Species: Peckius (also Coras)
Updated February 12 2017
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Also known as Yellowpatch Skipper
Fiery Skipper - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Genus: Hylephila
Species: Phyleus
Updated December 24 2015
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Silver-spotted Skipper - wingspan approx. 4.5 cm
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Genus: Epargyreus
Species: Clarus
Updated December 26 2015
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Unidentified Skipper - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Little Glassywing Skipper - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2011
Unidentified Skipper - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - High Park - July 2013
European Skipper on Dog-strangling Vine - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - July 2009
Least Skipper - wingspan approx. 2.5 cm - Leslie Spit - July 2011
Hobomok Skipper - wingspan approx. 3 cm - High Park - May 2009
Fiery Skipper on Cup Plant - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Lower Don Valley (Brickworks) - August 2012
Peck's Skipper on Red Clover - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Scarborough (Agincourt) -  June 2011
Silver-spotted Skipper - wingspan approx. 4.5 cm - HIgh Park - July 2013
Wild Indigo Duskywing (male?) - wingspan approx. 3 cm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - August 2007
Wild Indigo Duskywing (female) - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Genus: Erynnis (Duskywings)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Female is similar to female Horace's Duskywing (E.
horatius), a rare migrant to Ontario
Wild Indigo Duskywing (female) - wingspan approx. 3 cm - East Don Valley (Moccasin Trail Park) - October 2015
Updated October 5 2015
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Species: Baptisiae
Updated December 22 2015
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Updated December 26 2015
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Northern Cloudywing Skipper on Wild Lupine - wingspan approx. 4 cm - High Park - July 2011
Silver-spotted Skipper - wingspan approx. 4.5 cm - Toronto Islands - June 2014
Possibly Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Genus: Erynnis (Duskywings)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Species: Icelus
Dreamy Duskywing - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Dreamy Duskywing - wingspan approx. 3 cm - York Regional Forest (Zephyr Tract) - May 2016
Juvenal's Duskywing (worn) - wingspan approx. 3.5 cm
Family: Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Genus: Erynnis (Duskywings)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Updated March 12 2017
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Species: Juvenalis
Juvenal's Duskywing (worn) on Spreading Dogbane - wingspan approx. 3.5 cm - Terra Cotta Conservation Area - June 2016