Thymelicus lineola - European skipper

Thymelicus lineola is also known as the European skipper butterfly. It is a non-native butterfly, accidentally introduced to Ontario, Canada about 1910. The caterpillars feed on Timothy grasses. This species can be very abundant in summer.

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Species: Thymelicus lineola

Photograph: © 2006 RKD Peterson
Date of Photograph: 9 July 2006
Location: Montana, Gallatin Co. (45o26'32" N 111o13'1" W)