Skipper butterfly  by julianneovie

Skipper butterfly

Saw this pretty cute butterfly during our short hike at Blue Gum Hills in Minmi. I fly off so quickly, so this is the only one that have enough details, pretty hard to identify since I don't get to see much of the pattern on the wings. Size was relative small, about 2cm.

The scientific name for this family was possibly named after Hesperis, the Ancient Greek name for Venus the Evening Star, or perhaps more likely: the Hesperides, the nymphs who were daughters of Atlas and Hesperis, who were the guardians of the golden apples (three of which were stolen by Hercules as one of the Labours of Hercules), in Ancient Greek legend.
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