️Long Tailed Skipper️
What’s the difference between Butterflies, Skippers and Moths?
Many people think butterflies are brightly coloured, delicate insects that fly during the day and moths are dull coloured insects, with fat, hairy bodes, that fly at night. Skippers are grouped with the true butterflies because they are day flyers but have fat fury bodies like moths. There are other physical differences but while these differences do apply generally, there are also many exceptions.
Moths have either long pointed or fern like antenna. Butterflies have long thin antenna with clubbed tips. Skippers have long thin antenna with clubs tapering to pointed hooks on the tip.
Moth caterpillars spin a cocoon made of silk, around their body and pupate inside. Butterflies and Skippers spin a pad of silk onto a stem or leaf then hang on the pad and form the pupae.
There are a few exceptions to these rules, but generally you'll be safe with with these identifiers. .