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Skipper Butterfly

Hesperiidae

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

bayucca is correct. This is not a moth. Moths are characterized by (usually) feathery antennae, and usually have "furrier" bodies than butterflies.
I have since removed this spotting from the Moths of the World mission. Thanks, and I look forward to more of your spottings.

BenFeist
BenFeist 8 years ago

Thanks for taking the time to provide so much info!

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

This are skipper butterflies, Hesperiidae. Butterflies have clubbed antennae, whereas moths usually have feather-like or straight antennae. In German skippers are called/translated: large-headed butterflies. Large heads in relation to body size and compared to other butterflies you may also notice.

BenFeist
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Spotted on Jul 6, 2012
Submitted on Jul 31, 2012

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