Moroccan small skipper - Thymelicus hamza


Family: Hesperiidae.

Flight Time: May - July.

Size: 22-26mm

Altitude: 500-2400m


Similar to the other Thymelicus genus, the curved brown mark on the outer edge of the underside forewing is a helpful marker. Usefully it is only found in north Africa!



Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Thymelicus acteon


Rocky, flowery areas

Moroccan small skipper distribution


Early Stages




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