Rhône list

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Small Skipper

(Thymelicus sylvestris)

 

Male 24/05/07 Rhône (69)

Male 24/05/07 Rhône (69)

Male 30/05/08 Rhône (69)

Female 08/06/03 Rhône (69)

Female 01/06/17 Rhône (69)

Male 01/06/17 Rhône (69)

30/06/13 Rhône (69)

Male 24/05/07 Rhône (69)

Male 22/06/10 Rhône (69)

18/06/09 Rhône (69)

Male 07/06/15 Rhône (69)

Female 21/06/15 Rhône (69)

The Small Skipper is very similar to the Essex Skipper and has the same flight period. The above photographs show nicely some key identification points to separate the two species. The male's sex brand is long and well marked and on the underside of the forewing there is an obvious contrast between the greeny-buff apex and the orange beneath. The undersides of the tips of the antennae in sylvestris are orangey-brown whereas in lineolus they are jet black.

Rhône list

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