Felty Gray Skipper

Eretis buamba

felty gray skipper, Eretis busmba, from Kakamega, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Along a sunny roadway through Kakamega Forest, Kenya, Oct 2016.

Skipper butterflies as a group are mostly quite easy to recognize. Like most butterflies they are active mostly by day (diurnal) and have distinct clubs at the tips of the antennae. Looking at the antennae clubs more closely, there is a short, partly hooked portion. Skippers have this hook, but no other butterfly families do.

Many skipper species are drabbly colored like this one.

Hesperiidae -- Skipper Butterfly Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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