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A skipper or skipper butterfly is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. They are named after their quick, darting flight habits. There are more than 3500 recognized species of skippers and they occur worldwide, but with the greatest diversity in the Neotropical regions of Central and South America.

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Black Angle

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Brown Awl

Total Photos: 1

Bush Hopper

Total Photos: 4

Chestnut Bob

Total Photos: 1

Common Awl

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Common Banded Awl

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Male is dark brown without markings on UP. UPF of female bears two small semi transparent yellowish white spots. UN has purple gloss over brown and a bluish white outwardly diffused band with a black patch on lower wing tip.

Common Branded Redeye

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Common Dartlet

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Common Small Flat

Total Photos: 3

The Common Spotted Flat has a wingspan or around 30–35 mm. A dull black or brown butterfly with semi transparent spot on the wings and sometimes with no visible spots. The underside of the wings is grey-brown with diffused dark spots. The male and female are similar in shape and colour and with hardly any differentiation. Both sexes of the flat are similar in appearance, being dull brownish-black above and greyer in colour below. The butterflies have small, semi-transparent discal, cell and apical spots. The dark spots on the underside of the forewing are large, dark and diffused.

Common Snow Flat

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Common Spotted Flat

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Complete Paint-brush Swift

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Conjoined Swift

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Dakhan Spotted Flat

Total Photos: 3

Dark Palm-Dart

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Dark Velvet Bob

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Fulvous Pied Flat

Total Photos: 2

Giant Redeye

Total Photos: 1

Golden Angle

Total Photos: 4

Grass Demon

Total Photos: 2

The Grass Demon is a small but prominent butterfly found in India that belongs to the Skippers, or Hesperiidae family. It is regarded as an occasional pest of ginger and turmeric.

The Grass Demon is a small butterfly with a wingspan of about 4 to 4.8 cm. It is black with a large white spot on the upperside of the hind wing and several smaller whites spots on the forewing. The underside of its wings is mostly white with brown edges and spots.

Indian Awlking

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Indian Grizzled Skipper

Total Photos: 1

Indian Palm Bob

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Brown UNH overlaid by grey scales with a number of sharply defined black spots which is important distinguishing feature from other skippers.

Orange Awlet

Total Photos: 1

Plain Banded Awl

Total Photos: 1

Plain Palm-Dart

Total Photos: 1

Pygmy Scrub Hopper

Total Photos: 1

Restricted Demon

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The Restricted Demon is commonly found in many regions of temperate and tropical East Asia, Indonesia, and the Indian subcontinent. Among butterflies, it is relatively small, at approximately 4 cm long (adult). Its wings are dark brown to black, with a white eyespot near the trailing end.

Rice Swift

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Small-branded Swift

Total Photos: 4

Male. Upperside olive brown : forewing with two small yellowish semi-transparent spots within end of cell, three before the apex, and in the male three oblique discal spots followed by a dark-bordered slender straight impressed glandular streak : hindwing with one or two very indistinct pale discal spots. Female with five discal spots in the forewing, and four or five in the hindwing. Underside paler ; markings more distinct ; hindwing also with a spot at upper end of the cell.

Tricolor Pied Flat

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Vindhyan Bob

Total Photos: 1

Water Snow Flat

Total Photos: 1

Zema Banded Ace

Total Photos: 1