European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)

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 and 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.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Champ des Possibles

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    NIKON D7100
    18.0-140.0 mm f/3.5-5.6

    Focal Length 140mm
    Shutter Speed 1/250s
    Aperture f16.0
    ISO 800


Thymelicus lineola