Name for a
group of generally small butterflies, that belong to the family Hesperiidae and
the subfamily Hesperiinae. Members of this family have thick heads, large eyes,
and relatively small wings in proportion to their bodies. Hence, they move their
wings at a high speed when flying, making their flight extreme fast and darting,
a feature also expressed in their Thai generic name, i.e.
bin raew wong yoy (ผีเสื้อบินเร็ววงศ์ย่อย), which could be translated as ‘minor
class of fast-flying butterflies’. Skippers typically have crochet hook-like
Worldwide there are over 3,500 species and with over 2,000 described species,
is the largest of them all.