Lulworth skipper - Thymelicus acteon


Family: Hesperiidae.

Flight Time: May-August.

Size: 22-26mm

Altitude: 0-1600m

Underside Lulworth skippers are a common species in Europe, especially in coastal areas. The characteristic marks are clear on the upper picture, and the browner underside is clear below. Both sexes have this light curved arc on their upper forewing, it is just visible in the bottom picture.

Lower picture: Belle Isle in Brittany, Upper picture: Gèdre in Hautes Pyrenees.


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