They are part of the great family, Skippers, and are in a small Genus, Polites Scudder of just 10 species, all in North America, 6 occurring in the East and only 2 with ranges that extend beyond the US. Most of them are small, orange and black and have short antennae.
The dark wings and transparent square spots at the end help identify
this beautiful female Sachem.
Set against a colorful backdrop of zinnias, a Sachem Skipper inserts
its proboscis quickly into the flower
down deep, obtaining nectar for it's long flight,
and then back out again.
The large black dot on the forewing of this handsome skipper identifies the male Sachem.
Only a little over an inch long, this little guy, froze and then
slowly stuck his proboscis at me.
The chevon on the outer upper wing, also is commonly seen in Sachem Skippers.
They are headed down South, passing over southern US, through Mexico and mainland tropical America to Brazil, where they will overwinter.
For further information: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Atalopedes-campestris
Peterson Field Guide, Eastern Butterflies, 1998.