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Small Skipper - Bande noire

Thymelicus sylvestris

Description:

The Small Skipper is similar in appearance to the Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola, but the undersides of the tips of the antennae are yellow orange, whereas they are black in the Essex Skipper.

Habitat:

Meadow with tall grass, alt. 1400 m.

Notes:

The male is distinguished from the female by the sex brand on its forewings, a slightly curved black line of specialised scent scales.

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DanielePralong
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DanielePralong

Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Aug 4, 2013
Submitted on Oct 6, 2013

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