Thymelicus hyrax

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Levantine skipper
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Thymelicus
Species:
T. hyrax
Binomial name
Thymelicus hyrax
(Lederer, 1861)
Synonyms
  • Hesperia hyraxLederer, 1861
  • Adopaea pfeifferiBytinsky-Salz & Brandt, 1937

Thymelicus hyrax, the Levantine skipper, is a butterfly in family Hesperiidae. The species is distributed in Iran, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Armenia, Azerbaijan (Nakhichevan), Northwest Caucasus (Russia), Turkey, Greece, Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Rhodes [1]

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Life cycle

The species predominantly inhabits dry areas, in some regions also open woodlands, occupying the elevation range up to 2000 m above sea level. The larval host plant is most probably Achnatherum bromoides . Butterflies are on wing from June till August in a single generation. [2] [3]

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References

  1. Hesselbarth G., Van Oorschot H., Wagener S. 1995. Die Tagfalter der Turkei. Band 1-3. Selbstverlag Sigbert Wagener. 1354 pp.
  2. Thymelicus at Funet.fi http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/hesperioidea/hesperiidae/hesperiinae/thymelicus/
  3. Thymelicus hyrax at Butterfly Conservation Armenia http://www.butterfly-conservation-armenia.org/thymelicus-hyrax.html