The Skipper butterfly, (family Hesperiidae), is named for their fast, darting flight. There are more than 3500 recognized species that are dived into eight families. Skippers are considered an intermediate form between butterflies and moths.

There are forty-seven species of Skippers found in Tennessee. Click on the links below for pictures, facts, and a list of host and nectar plants for each species of Skipper butterflies.