Skipper Butterfly

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Skipper Butterfly

Skippers belong to the Superfamily Hesperioidea of the order Lepidoptera. There are several subfamilies with many Genus and countless species within each Genus. (see the family tree here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/266424/tree/all)
I’m guessing this is a Grass Skipper (Subfamily Hesperiinae)

These butterflies spend a lot of time on Bidens alba for nectar and in the grass for protection. Larval hosts are grasses and sedges where caterpillars feed during the night.

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/12855

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