A skipper is a butterfly named for its flight style. These small stout–bodied butterflies have the antennae clubs which hooks backwards at the tip rather than having the butterfy’s standard club–like tips. While not all skippers hold their wings in a delta, so far that is the pattern for the ones shown here.

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woodland skipperThis is a Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides).

woodland skipperA Woodland Skipper seen from above.

skipperThis is a European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola).

silver-spotted skipperWhile the Silver–spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) is common across North America, in British Columbia it is seen only here in the Kootenays and the south Coast where it is our largest skipper.

skipperThis is a Two–banded Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus ruralis).

Information from Wikipedia: Skipper (butterfly).

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