Seq # 440050030

Thymelicus sylvestris (Poda, 1761) Species

Last modified: Jan. 13, 2019, 8:32 a.m.


A common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Hesperiidae > Subfamily: Hesperiinae > Genus: Thymelicus > Species: Thymelicus sylvestris
Vernacular names
Geelsprietdikkopje (NL), Small Skipper (EN), Hespérie de la houque (FR), Braunkolbiger Braundickkopffalter (DE)
Synonyms
Thymelicus linea (Müller O. F., 1766)
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; from end of June till mid August.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Holcus mollis, Brachypodium sylvaticum, Holcus lanatus and Phleum pratense
Substrates:
Grasses

The larva lives on several species of Gramineae like Holcus lanatus, Alopecurus pratensis, Calamagrostis, Elytrigia repens and Molinia caerulea.

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