least skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
English: Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor), Ottawa, Ontario
Date 23 June 2009
Author D. Gordon E. Robertson https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Dger
Ancyloxypha numitor, the least skipper, is a North American butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. They have a weak, Satyrinae-like flight. There are four similar species in the least skipper's range. They are the European skipper (Thymelicus lineola), the tropical least skipper (Ancyloxypha arene), the orange skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiaeca), and the southern skipperling (Copaeodes minima). Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Hesperiidae, Genus: Ancyloxypha, Species: Ancyloxypha numitor (Fabricius, 1793).