Skippers (Hesperiidae)

17 Species
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Underside  Photographed at Watkins Glen State Park, NY on Aug. 16, 2012.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)  Photographed along Auburn Trail in Victor, NY on Sept. 22, 2007.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Male-Female Pair  The male is at the bottom.  He was pursuing the female.  Photographed at Watkins Glen State Park, NY on Aug. 16, 2012.   Species page at BugGuide.net 
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)  It was inside our house in the viilage of San Luis, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal on Nov. 11, 2011.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)  It was photographed at  Cape May NJ on Oct 10, 2008. This tropical species is uncommon at Cape May.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Brown Longtail (Urbanus procne)  Photographed at Vientos Frescos Falls, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 4, 2011.   Species page at BugGuide.net 
Brown Longtail (Urbanus procne)  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov 7, 2014.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Fritzgaertner's Flat (Celaenorrhinus fritzgaertneri)  Photographed near the village of San Luis, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal.  See photos at  Butterflies of America  and  Species page at BugGuide.net .  Nisoniades Species  I'm not sure which one as there are several that look very much alike.  Photographed inside our house in the village of San Luis on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 8, 2016.   Wingspan=25 mm.  See genus photos at  Butterflies of America . 
Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)  Photographed at Lucien Morin Park in Irondequoit, NY near Rochester on Aug. 28, 2012.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)  Photographed at Watkins Glen State Park in western New York State on July 28, 2009.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Columbine Duskywing (Erynnis lucilius)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Aug. 16, 2015.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) Pair  This pair seemed to be engaged in courtship.  The one in the back, presumably the male, was swiveling back and forth for minutes.  Photographed in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 8, 2016.   Map .   Species page at BugGuide.net  Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) Pair  This pair seemed to be engaged in courtship.  The one in the back, presumably the male, was swiveling back and forth for minutes.  Photographed in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 8, 2016.  This is another view of the pair in the previous photo.   Map .   Species page at BugGuide.net 
Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) Pair  This pair seemed to be engaged in courtship.  The one in the back, presumably the male, was swiveling back and forth for minutes.  Photographed in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 8, 2016.  This is another view of the pair in the previous photo.   Map .   Species page at BugGuide.net  Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)  Photographed at Thousand Acre Swamp in Penfield, NY near Rochester on Aug 26, 2008.  Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on July 31, 2013.  Forewing length=13 mm.   Species page at BugGuide.net 
European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)  Photographed at  Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on June 18, 2008. This is a very common introduced species.  Species page at BugGuide.net  European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)  Photographed at  Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on June 23, 2009.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Coryna Skipper (Vettius coryna)  Photographed in the Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador March 4, 2006.  Species page at Learn About Butterflies 
Peck's Skipper  (Polites peckius)  Photographed at Watkins Glen State Park, NY on Aug 17, 2011.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Peck's Skipper  (Polites peckius)  Photographed in Brighton, NY near Rochester on Oct 4, 2012.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Possibly Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)  Photographed in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on July 26, 2010.   Species page at BugGuide.net 
Possibly Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)  Photographed in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on July 26, 2010.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)  Photographed in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on July 26, 2014.  Body length=15 mm.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)  Photographed  at Bergen Swamp in western New York State on June 5, 2006.  Bergen Swamp is a preserve owned by the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society.   Species page at BugGuide.net 
Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)  Photographed  in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on  July 26, 2014.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on July 15, 2009.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)  Photographed along the Lehigh Trail in Rush, NY on Aug 7, 2009.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)  Photographed in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on July 27, 2008.   Species page at BugGuide.net