The Skippers  ( Family Hesperiidae )
The members of this family that are found in our province are generally small, with the exception of the Silver Spotted Skipper.  They tend to be gray to orange/brown in colour.  The family name refers to the bouncy, "skipping" pattern of their flight.  Many think of these butterflies as "moth-like", but they are more closely related to true butterflies than they are to moths. 
An excellent video guide to this confusing family can be found here.

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Spreadwing Skippers ( Subfamily Pyrginae )                                             

Hayhurst's Scallopwing 
Sleepy Duskywing
Sleepy 
Duskywing
 

Juvenal's Duskywing
Juvenal's 
Duskywing
 

 

Mottled Duskywing
 Mottled 
Duskywing

 
 


Persius Duskywing
Common Checkered-Skipper
 Common Checkered Skipper
Common Sootywing
Common  Sootywing 
   

Skipperlings ( Subfamily Heteropterinae )

Grass Skippers ( Subfamily Hesperiinae )