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Hesperiidae (Skippers)

These butterflies get their common name from their rapid, skipping type of flight. They also have hooked-antennae and mothlike bodies. Skipper larvae are quite distinctive and easy to identify. They have large heads and what appears to be a collar that defines their neck. There are about 300 species of skippers in North America; many are quite similar are difficult to identify.

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