Seq # 440080010

Erynnis tages (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: March 15, 2022, 12:34 p.m.

In Flanders confined to LI and in the south of Belgium mainly occurring in the limestone area. Populations are declining everywhere. Lower risk.


Family: Hesperiidae > Subfamily: Pyrginae > Genus: Erynnis > Species: Erynnis tages
Vernacular names
Bruin dikkopje (NL), Dingy Skipper (EN), Point de Hongrie (FR), Kronwicken-Dickkopffalter (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 (as Syrichtus tages). view page




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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly usually in one generation a year: from early May towards late June. Occasionally a second generation occurs from early July till late August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Lotus corniculatus, Lotus uliginosus and Hippocrepis comosa

The larva lives on several species of Fabaceae, like Lotus corniculatus, Lotus uliginosus, Hippocrepis comosa. The species hibernates as a larva in a sturdy cocoon made of spun leaves on the ground or on the food plant.

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