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European Skipper, Essex Skipper  - Thymelicus lineola

European Skipper, Essex 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.

Common Names

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.

European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)

European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)

champ-des-possibles - July 18, 2015

NIKON D7100; 18.0-140.0 mm f/3.5-5.6; Focal Length 140mm; Exposure 1/250; Aperture f16.0; Iso 800;
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