Thymelicus sylvestris (Poda 1761) (Family Hesperiidae)


Male

Female

Couple

Larva on Molinia caerulea

Forewing Length: 13-15mm; Wingspan: 25-30mm; Proboscis Length: 14-15mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
June - August
(3 - 4 weeks)
July - June
(Earliest: 9.6)
March - July June - August
(Earliest: 9.6)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Many Poaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Many Asteraceae Nectar

Several Fabaceae Nectar

Silene flos-cuculi Nectar

Succisa pratensis Nectar

Valeriana officinalis Nectar

Galium mollugo Nectar

Epilobium hirsutum Nectar

Malva moschata Nectar
Parasitoids:
Phryxe vulgaris Larva

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Thymelicus sylvestris
UK Butterflies Small Skipper
Nature Spot: Small Skipper - Thymelicus sylvestris
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Thymelicus sylvestris
Lepiforum: Thymelicus sylvestris


Pictures © 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 J.K. Lindsey

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