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Hesperiidae - Skippers, Darters

There are about 4,000 species of small to medium sized butterflies in this family. The ends of their clubbed antennae hook backwards. Most species have a large, thick thorax and small wings. They get the name "skipper" from their flight pattern. They tend to skip from place to place with very fast wing movement!



 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Arthropoda
 Subphylum: Hexapoda
 Class: Insecta
 Order: Lepidoptera
 Family: Hesperiidae