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Skipper Challenge

This challenge closed almost 4 years ago.

The Challenge

A skipper or skipper butterfly is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. They are named after their quick, darting flight habits. There are more than 3500 recognized species of skippers and they occur worldwide.
Skippers have the antennae clubs hooked backward like a crochet hook, while the typical butterflies have club-like tips to their antennae, and moth-butterflies have feathered or pectinate (comb-shaped) antennae similar to “moths”. Skippers also have generally stockier bodies and larger compound eyes than the other two groups, with stronger wing muscles in the plump thorax, in this resembling many “moths” more than the other two butterfly lineages do. But unlike for example the Arctiidae, their wings are usually small in proportion to their bodies. Some have larger wings, but only rarely as large in proportion to the body as in other butterflies. When at rest, skippers keep their wings usually angled upwards or spread out, and only rarely fold them up completely.
Source: Wikipedia

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With thanks to Lepidoptera for using her image as an example!

Cover Image: Flower Skipper - Ochlodes sylvanus by Lepidoptera

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The Top Ten

More thirsty work by PinkK

More thirsty work by PinkK was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 14 votes.

  • Orange Butterfly II by César Torres
  • Regent Skipper by robmac
  • Skipper Profile by lorilee
  • Skipper on the corn seedlings by abbycat
  • Success at last! by patcheah
  • Copper Coloured by dilouise
  • Love by Gabor Pozsgai
  • Brown Skipper by Mattie Bryant
  • Baby Butterfly by jodik75

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