Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thymelicus sylvestris, Small Skipper


It has a rusty orange colour to the wings, upper body and the tips of the antennae. The body is silvery white below and it has a wingspan of 25–30 mm. This butterfly's range includes much of Europe, including Ireland, Britain and Scandinavia, and includes north Africa and the Middle East. It is typically occurring where grass has grown tall. This species lives in discrete colonies of both small and large populations.

Thymelicus sylvestris, Hespérie de la houque / Bande noire

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