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Guide of the Week: Skipper Butterflies of the Upper Amazon

The Hesperiidae of Amazonian Colombia

This is the last guide in a series on butterflies in the Colombian Amazon.  The author, Jaime Pinzón, has created this guide to the Skipper butterflies, a notoriously difficult group to identify, using 152 images in 10 pages. It was produced by Tyana Wachter and Robin Foster of ECCo, and can be dowloaded for free from our Rapid Color Guide website here.

This butterfly guide series is one of very few tools available for the identification of butterflies in the Amazon Basin.  It will be of great use in conservation inventories, research -- especially in monitoring the effects of climate change, as well as for students to get a start in butterfly identification.
R Foster & T Wachter