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

HESPERIIDAE

Hesperiinae

Rocamadour, 24 June 2014
Thymelicus lineolus Adult

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© Robin Howard

Thymelicus lineolus (Ochsenheimer, 1808)

Essex Skipper
L'Hespérie du dactyle

Wingspan: 25-30mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to August it favours meadows, rough floristically-rich grasslands, woodland clearings and scrub.

The larva is polyphagous on grasses.

 

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