Grass Skipper

Subject:  Butterfly ID
Geographic location of the bug:  Waco, TX
Date: 04/05/2018
Time: 01:12 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello,
Can you identify this butterfly? It looks like some type of skipper to me, but it’s not in my butterfly guide.
How you want your letter signed:  Linda Taylor

Grass Skipper

Dear Linda,
This is indeed a Skipper.  When it comes to identifying Grass Skippers in the family Hesperiinae to the species level, we are woefully insecure, and we rarely attempt to drill down to the species level as so many members of the subfamily look so similar.  See BugGuide for images of the some possibilities.

Grass Skipper
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BugMan aka Daniel Marlos has been identifying bugs since 1999. is his passion project and it has helped millions of readers identify the bug that has been bugging them for over two decades. You can reach out to him through our Contact Page.

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