Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the series Hesperiiformes — the skipper butterflies.

Etymologies

Hesperia +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A preliminary list of Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera) from Sierra Leone with description of a new species.

    Western Guinean lowland forests

  • There is a considerable trade in New World butterflies from nearly every family (few Lycaenidae and Hesperiidae), but almost all are caught in the wild.

    5 Application to Other Nations

  • This is a Skipper Caterpillar in the family Hesperiidae.

    Comments for What's That Bug?

  • There are also 58 species of mollusc (18 are listed on the National Red List), 63 species of butterflies Hesperiidae and moths Rhopaloceri (a third of all Swiss species), 85 species of wild bees (apioid Hymenoptera), 11 species of ground beetle (carabid Coleoptera), 47 cricket and grasshopper (Orthoptera) species (two of which are endemic to Ticino).

    Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland

  • Hesperiidae) is marked with a set of bright black and orange false eyes, tricking birds into believing it is a snake or other predator.

    Museum Blogs

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