Essex skipper - Thymelicus lineola

Underside.

Family: Hesperiidae.

Flight Time: May - August.

Size: 24-28mm

Altitude: 0-2200m

Upperside.

Notes:

Essex skipper Thymelicus lineola Small skipper Thymelicus sylvestris
Underside of antennal tip black Underside of antennal tip orange.
Male sex brand short and straight. Male sex brand longer and curved.
Underside forewing uniform orange. Underside forewing with buff tip.

Also the range is more restricted in the UK.

 

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Thymelicus sylvestris

Grasses

Flowery places with long grass.

Essex skipper distribution

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