Thymelicus lineola [lineolus] (Ochsenheimer 1808) (Family Hesperiidae)


Male

Female

Couple

Forewing Length: 12-14mm; Wingspan: 22-26mm; Proboscis Length: 13mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
June - April March - June May - July June - August
(Earliest: 27.6)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Many Poaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Many Asteraceae Nectar

Several Fabaceae Nectar

Valeriana officinalis Nectar

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar

Liquid Dung
Parasitoids:
Pales pavida Larva

Phryxe vulgaris Larva

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Thymelicus lineola
UK Butterflies Essex Skipper
Nature Spot: Essex Skipper - Thymelicus lineola


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