Thymelicus

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

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

Thymelicus is a Palearctic genus in the skipper butterfly family, Hesperiidae. The genus is the only member of the tribe Thymelini, but many skipper butterflies are yet to be assigned to tribes, so this might change eventually.

Species

Thymelicus  [ fr ] Fuller distribution


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