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

See Text

  • Adopoea Billberg, 1820
  • Pelion Kirby, 1858
  • Doricha Moore, 1883

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


References and external links

  • Hesperiidae page from FaunaItalia
  • Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms: Preliminary species list. Version of 2006-DEC-31. Retrieved 2007-MAY-28.
  • pageThymelicus from
  • ThymelicusImages representing at Consortium for the Barcode of Life

Thymelicus Fuller distribution

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