Hesperioidea

Hesperiinae

Imago
Genus
Thymelicus
Species
sylvestris
Author/Year
Poda, 1761
English Vernacular
Small Skipper
French Vernacular
Hesperie de la houque
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 29mm - 31mm

Imago: Univoltine,  a species that can be found in a variety of habitats, such as woodland edges, waste ground, meadows and damp areas.  A very common species locally.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on various grasses, such as Yorkshire fog (Holcus lanatus), cat's tail (Phleum pratense) and wood false broom (Brachypodium sylvaticum)

Overwinter: As a larva

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