small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)
English: Description: Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)
Deutsch: Beschreibung: Braunkolbiger Braundickkopffalter (Thymelicus sylvestris)
Source: picture taken by Olaf Leillinger on 1998-06-29 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:olei
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Location: Dresden, Friedhofsweg (Saxony, Germany)
The small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. This butterfly's range includes much of Europe (east to the Urals, including Ireland, Britain and Scandinavia, and includes north Africa and the Middle East. It is typically occurring where grass has grown tall. This butterfly is very similar in appearance to the Essex skipper (Thymelicus lineola). In the small skipper, the undersides of the tips of the antennae are yellow orange, whereas they are black in the Essex skipper. Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Hesperiidae, Genus: Thymelicus, Species: Thymelicus sylvestris (Poda, 1761).