Tropical Skipper

Tropical Skipper

Common Name: Tropical Skipper

Order Name: Lepidoptera

Family Name: Hesperiidae

Differentiated from true butterflies or a moths, skippers are characterized by their stout bodies, short wings, large heads and curve tipped antennae. Members of this group exhibit rapid, powerful and erratic flight. Tropical species can often be tempted to land on leaves baited with white tissue wads resembling bird droppings. Some species have beautiful iridescent coloration and long hind-wing tails.