The Skippers  ( Family Hesperiidae )
The members of this family that are found in the Maritimes are generally small, with the exception of the Silver Spotted Skipper.  They tend to be gray to orange/brown in colour.  The family name refers to the bouncy, "skipping" pattern of their flight.  Many think of these butterflies as "moth-like", but they are more closely related to true butterflies than they are to moths. 
An excellent video guide to this confusing family can be found here.

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Spreadwing Skippers ( Subfamily Pyrginae )                                             

Juvenal's Duskywing


Skipperlings ( Subfamily Heteropterinae )

Grass Skippers ( Subfamily Hesperiinae )