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European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)


  • BND: European Skipper; Thymelicus lineola (Ochsenheimer, 1808)
  • BNA: European Skipper; Thymelicus lineola
  • NDC: THLI
  • Habitat: Open areas, roadsides, old pastures; an introduced species first found in Ontario in 1910
  • Larval food: Timothy (Phleum pratense), other grasses
  • Adult flight: One flight, mid-June into July
  • References: Royer 30, Opler & Krizek 224, Scott 433
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