Skippers are the jet fighters of butterflies. Mostly small (with significant exceptions) and usually very fast fliers (with very few exceptions) they make up a significant portion of the butterfly fauna in Arkansas and just about any other state in the warm south.

Sometimes confusing for the beginning butterfly enthusiast, they clarify themselves with exposure and often become favorites for many. They will come to yard and garden flowers, sometimes in impressive numbers. And any field of wildflowers in summer is sure to have a number of skippers zipping around and nectaring.