Juba Skipper – Hesperia juba
Family: Hesperiidae – Skippers / Subfamily: Hesperiinae – Grass skippers
Live adult skippers photographed near Dotsero, Eagle County, Colorado, USA. Size: 15mm
Juba skippers are abundant in the Colorado Rockies
As skippers go, this is one is fairly large, and oh boy, can they fly! Take 20 pictures and get 2 or 3 good ones if you are lucky. What fun!
Hooked antennae are one of the hallmarks of the skipper family of butterflies. Lots of them have green hair too!
1. Opler, Paul A., Harry Pavulaan, Ray E. Stanford, Michael Pogue, coordinators. 2006. Butterflies and Moths of North America. http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/
2. Bugguide.net, Hesperia juba
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