Seq # 440050010

Thymelicus acteon (Rottemburg, 1775) Species

Last modified: Jan. 13, 2019, 8:31 a.m.


A very rare and local species in Belgium. Hitherto only known from the southern part of the country. Vulnerable.


Details

Classification
Family: Hesperiidae > Subfamily: Hesperiinae > Genus: Thymelicus > Species: Thymelicus acteon
Vernacular names
Dwergdikkopje (NL), Lulworth Skipper (EN), Hespérie du chiendent (FR), Mattscheckiger Braundickkopffalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 20.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from mid May till August.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Brachypodium pinnatum

The larva lives on several species of Gramineae like Brachypodium, Calamagrostis and Elymus. Hibernates as a small larva in a cocoon attached on the food plant.

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