The picture of this Silver-spotted Skipper was taken at the New York Botanical Garden. The picture of this was Silver-spotted Skipper taken with the CANON EOS20D and the CANON 100 macro lens and the CANON 580EXII flash.
Skippers (family Hesperidae) make up roughly one third of all the butterfly species in North America. Sometimes regarded as distinct from true butterflies, they differ in having the club of the antenna bent, with a narrow extension (apiculus) in most species and in details of the wing veins. Most skippers have stout bodies, wide heads, and relatively small wings, and many of them are very fast flyers.