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European Skipper, Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola

European Skipper, Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola

Papilionibus > Lepidoptera > Hesperiidae

Names in different Languages

GermanSchwarzkolbiger Braun-Dickkopffalter
EnglishEuropean Skipper, Essex Skipper
FrenchHespérie du dactyle
SpanishDorada Línea Corta


A small, orange butterfly, showing black antennae tips. It is a common butterfly in Southern Quebec although not endemic, introduced to Canada in the early 20th century.

How to Identify

There are no similar butterflies in the area. Characteristic for this species though is the orange color and the black antennae tips.

Where When to Spot

I observed this species in almost every park around Montreal where there is a considerable area of unkempt grassy landscape with flowers.



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