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Male small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Subtribe: Thymelicina
Genus: Thymelicus
Hubner, 1819

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  • AdopoeaBillberg, 1820
  • PelionKirby, 1858
  • DorichaMoore, 1883

Thymelicus is a Palearctic genus of skipper butterflies in the family Hesperiidae.


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