110 species, falls within this large and diverse family Skippers (Hesperiidae), which is sorted into six subfamilies: Eudaminae, Pyrrhopyginae, Pyrginae, Heteropterinae, Hesperiinae and Megathyminae.
Skippers earned their name because of their rapid, skipping flight, which is powered by a heavily-muscled thorax.
All skippers have antennal clubs that are distinctively bent, curved or hooked. Larvae silk leaves together for nests; larvae hibernate. Most subfamilies have distinct larval food preferences.