3 Tips for Identifying Butterflies with V-Shaped Wings:
- The butterfly wings of skippers differ from other butterflies in that they tend to be small in proportion to their short bodies and larger-than-normal heads.
- At rest, skipper wings are rarely closed.
- Skipper hindwings are usually spread open with the top wings angled, forming v-shaped wings.
ID Guide: V-Shaped Wing Butterfly Side-by-Side Comparison
Use the side-by-side photo comparison below to identify butterflies with v-shaped wings. See additional butterfly photos, facts, flight range map, and the host plants they need to lay eggs and for caterpillars to eat.