Posts Tagged: Skipper

Butterfly or Moth? Understanding Sprightly Skippers

Author: Lisa Trapp

For many of us, the first insect that caught our attention and was easily identifiable was the butterfly. Theyโ€™re commonly spotted as they float from flower to flower, or meander through the air down a forest path or nature trail. Night owls might be more fascinated with their evening counterparts, moths. There are at least 125,000 species of Lepidoptera (the order of insects that includes butterflies and moths) worldwide and 12,000 species just in North America.

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