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Genus Hylephila

Hylephila phyleus? - Hylephila phyleus - female Fiery Skipper? in the Bay Area, CA - Hylephila phyleus Possible Fiery Skipper - Hylephila phyleus Which skipper, please? - Hylephila phyleus - female Butterfly - Hylephila phyleus Skipper Butterfly ID? - Hylephila phyleus - male Fiery Skipper - Hylephila phyleus - female Fiery Skipper - Hylephila phyleus - male
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Subfamily Hesperiinae (Grass Skippers)
Tribe Hesperiini
Genus Hylephila
Other Common Names
Saltarin Leonado
Explanation of Names
Greek hyle (ηυλη)- "forest, woods" + philos (φιλος)- "liking, loving", with a feminine ending.
Why this name was given to a genus whose type species prefers grassy areas isn't certain
Only one species in our area, 21 in all.