Hesperiidae: Skippers

Subfamily Pyrginae — Spread-winged Skippers

Link Butterfly and host plant
Link to Epargyreus clarus californicus page Epargyreus clarus californicus - 'California' Silver-spotted Skipper
Pea family inc. Lotus spp.
Link to Epargyreus clarus huachuca page Epargyreus clarus huachuca - 'Arizona' Silver-spotted Skipper
Amorpha fruticosa on Cactus Spring Trail?
no photos yet Polygonus leo arizonensis - Hammock Skipper
Legumes
no photos yet Urbanus proteus proteus - Long-Tailed Skipper
Various legumes
Link to Thorybes pylades indistinctus page Thorybes pylades indistinctus - Northern Cloudywing
False Indigo (Amorpha fruticosa), other legumes
Link to Systasea zampa page Systasea zampa - Arizona Powdered Skipper
Rock Hibiscus (Hibiscus denudatus), Palmer Abutilon (Abutilon palmeri), Yellow Feltplant (Horsfordia newberryi)
Link to Erynnis brizo lacustra page Erynnis brizo lacustra - 'Wright's' Sleepy Duskywing
Oaks - here Muller's Scrub Oak (Quercus cornelius-mulleri)
Erynnis propertius Erynnis propertius - Propertius Duskywing
Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)
Link to Erynnis tristis tristis page Erynnis tristis tristis - Mournful Duskywing
Oaks inc. Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)
Link to Erynnis pacuvius callidus page Erynnis pacuvius callidus - 'Artful' Pacuvius Duskywing
Various Ceanothus spp. inc. Ceanothus cordulatus
Link to Erynnis pacuvius lilius page Erynnis pacuvius lilius - Dyer's Pacuvius Duskywing
Ceanothus spp.
Link to Erynnis funeralis page Erynnis funeralis - Funereal Duskywing
Deerweed (Lotus scoparius), Desert Ironwood (Olneya tesota), others
Link to Erynnis afranius page Erynnis afranius - Afranius Duskywing
Nevada Lotus (Lotus nevadensis), Spanish Clover (Lotus purshianus)
no photos yet Erynnis persius borealis - Persius Duskywing
Golden Banner (Thermopsis montana), lupines, other legumes
Link to Pyrgus ruralis ruralis page Pyrgus ruralis ruralis - Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
Cinquefoils and horkelias
Link to Pyrgus ruralis lagunae page Pyrgus ruralis lagunae - Laguna Mountain Skipper
Cleveland's Horkelia (Horkelia clevelandii)
no photos yet Pyrgus scriptura scriptura - Small Checkered-Skipper
Alkali Mallow (Malvella leprosa)
Link to Pyrgus scriptura apertorum page Pyrgus scriptura apertorum - Small Checkered-Skipper
Apricot Mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua)
Link to Pyrgus albescens page Pyrgus albescens - White Checkered-Skipper
Mallows
Link to Heliopyrgus domicella page Heliopyrgus domicella - Erichson's White-Skipper
Indian Mallow and Herissantia
Link to Heliopetes ericetorum page Heliopetes ericetorum - Northern White-Skipper
Mallows
Link to Pholisora catullus page Pholisora catullus - Common Sootywing
Various Pigweeds and Amaranths
Link to Hesperopsis libya libya page Hesperopsis libya libya - Mojave Sootywing
Saltbush, esp. Atriplex canescens
no photos yet Hesperopsis libya joaquina - San Joaquin Valley Mojave Sootywing
Saltbush
no photos yet Hesperopsis alpheus oricus - 'Alpheus' Saltbush Sootywing
Saltbush (Atriplex canescens)
no photos yet Hesperopsis gracielae - MacNeill's Saltbush Sootywing
Saltbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
 

Subfamily Hesperiinae — Grass Skippers

Link Butterfly and host plant
Link to Copaeodes aurantiaca page Copaeodes aurantiaca - Orange Skipperling
Grasses
Link to Hylephila phyleus page Hylephila phyleus phyleus - Fiery Skipper
Grasses inc. Bermuda
no photos yet Pseudocopaeodes eunus eunus - Alkali Skipper
Desert Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata var stricta)
no photos yet Pseudocopaeodes eunus flavus - Yellow Alkali Skipper
Desert Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata var stricta)
Link to Hesperia juba page Hesperia juba - Juba Skipper
Grasses
Link to Hesperia colorado idaho page Hesperia colorado idaho - Western Branded Skipper
Grasses
no photos yet Hesperia colorado Fall Seg. - Sierra Nevada Branded Skipper
Grasses
Link to Hesperia colorado leussleri page Hesperia colorado leussleri - Leussler's Branded Skippe
Grasses
no photos yet Hesperia columbia - Columbian Skipper
June Grass and Oat Grass
no photos yet Hesperia lindseyi - Lindsey's Skipper
Blue Bunch Grass and Oat Grass
Link to Polites sonora sonora page Polites sonora sonora - Sonora Skipper
Grasses
Link to Polites sabuleti sabuleti page Polites sabuleti sabuleti - Sandhill Skipper
Grasses, inc. Salt Grass (Distichlis spicata)
Polites sabuleti chusca Polites sabuleti chusca - Chusca Skipper
Desert Salt Grass (Distichlis spicata var stricta)
no photos yet Polites sabuleti tecumseh - Tecumseh Skipper
Desert Salt Grass (Distichlis spicata var stricta)
Link to Atalopedes campestris campestris page Atalopedes campestris campestris - Sachem or Field Skipper
Grasses
no photos yet Ochlodes sylvanoides sylvanoides - Woodland Skipper
Grasses, esp. rye
no photos yet Ochlodes sylvanoides catalina - 'Catalina' Woodland Skipper
Grasses, esp. rye
Link to Ochlodes agricola agricola page Ochlodes agricola agricola - Rural Skipper
Grasses
no photos yet Ochlodes agricola verus - Verus Skipper
Grasses
Link to Ochlodes agricola nemorum page Ochlodes agricola nemorum - Forest Skipper
Grasses
Link to Poanes melane melane page Poanes melane melane - Umber Skipper
Grasses
no photos yet Euphyes vestris harbisoni - 'Harbison's' Dun Skipper
San Diego Sedge (Carex spissa) in southern California
Link to Lerodea eufala page Lerodea eufala - Eufala Skipper
Grasses
Link to Panoquina errans page Panoquina errans - Wandering Skipper
Usually Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata)
 

Subfamily Megathyminae — Giant Skippers

Link Butterfly and host plant
Link to Agathymus stephensi page Agathymus stephensi - California Giant Skipper -
Agave deserti - Desert Agave
Link to Megathymus yuccae martini page Megathymus yuccae martini - 'Martin's' Yucca Giant Skipper
Yuccas - schidigera and brevifolia
no photos yet Megathymus yuccae harbisoni - 'Harbison's' Yucca Giant Skipper
Mojave yucca (Yucca schidigera)
 

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