Thymelicus sylvestris - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

HESPERIIDAE

Hesperiinae

Rocamadour, 24 June 2014
Thymelicus sylvestris Adult

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© Robin Howard

Thymelicus sylvestris (Poda, 1761)

Small Skipper
La Bande noire

Wingspan: 28-32mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to August. Recorded from Las Descargues and most sites where meadows predominate. On the plateau it is also found in woodland clearings and margins.

The larva feeds on various grass species.

 

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