According to the website, Wisconsin Butterflies.org, 31 species of Skipper butterflies are found in Burnett county where Crex Meadows is located. These include the Silver-spotted, Hobomok, Long Dash, Fiery and the Mulberry Wing Skipper. In cross referencing sources, the website Butterflies and Moths of North America.org lists only 25 of these, and do not include the Fiery Skipper, Crossline Skipper, Little Glassywing, Mulberry Wing, Broad-winged Skipper, Black Dash. There are possiblities that more species inhabit the area but have not been documented yet.
June 2008. The European Skipper has been documented in Burnett county at Crex Meadows.
The Skippers within the Spread-wing Skipper subfamily Pyrginae, have caterpillers whos host plants range from tree leaves of oak, willow, birch and others to plants such as columbine, and plants in the pea family and others found throughout Crex Meadows.
The Skippers within the Grass Skipper subfamily Hesperiinae, have caterpillers whos host plant tend to be the grasses, including the sedge grasses common on Crex Meadows.
The following list is from butterflies and moths.org and is the list of Skippers from Burnett county where Crex Meadows is located.
|Spread-wing Skippers||Grass Skipper|
|Silver-spotted Skipper *||Epargyreus clarus||Arctic Skipper *||Carterocephalus palaemon|
|Northern Cloudywing *||Thorybes pylades||Least Skipper *||Ancyloxypha numitor|
|Dreamy Duskywing *||Erynnis icelus||Leonard's Skipper *||Hesperia leonardus|
|Sleepy Duskywing *||Erynnis brizo||Cobweb Skipper||Hesperia metea|
|Juvenal's Duskywing *||Erynnis juvenalis||Indian Skipper *||Hesperia sassacus|
|Mottled Duskywing *||Erynnis martialis||Peck's Skipper *||Polites peckius|
|Columbine Duskywing||Erynnis lucilius||Tawny-edged Skipper *||Polites themistocles|
|Persius Duskywing *||Erynnis persius||Long Dash *||Polites mystic|
|Common Checkered-Skipper *||Pyrgus communis||Northern Broken-Dash *||Wallengrenia egeremet|
|Common Sootywing||Pholisora catullus||Delaware Skipper *||Anatrytone logan|
|Hobomok Skipper *||Poanes hobomok|
|Dion Skipper *||Euphyes dion|
|Dun Skipper *||Euphyes vestris|
|Dusted Skipper *||Atrytonopsis hianna|
|Common Roadside-Skipper *||Amblyscirtes vialis|
|European Skipper *||Thymelicus lineola|
The following list is the Skippers found in Burnett County according to Wisconsin Butterflies.org but not found on the above website:Fiery Skipper * - (Hylephila phyleus)