Hesperiidae - (skippers)
This is a large and widely distributed family of butterflies. They can be recognized by their erratic darting flight and their wide heads. The antennae gradually thicken to a terminal club, often equipped with a hook-like structure. The caterpillars are spindle-shaped, the large head is attached to a narrow neck. A few species are regarded as agricultural pests like Parnara guttata which breeds on rice in Asia.
The following genera and species are currently entered in the system: