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Thymelicus sylvatica (Bremer, 1861)

Имаго  (Thymelicus sylvatica)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Hesperiidae subfamily Hesperiinae tribe Thymelini genus Thymelicus → species Thymelicus sylvatica

Species name(s)

Thymelicus sylvatica (Bremer, 1861) = sylvatica (Bremer, 1861) = Thymelicus sylvaticus.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Самец  (Thymelicus sylvatica)

Detailed information with references


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Lower Amur, Seaside, Mid-Amur. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Outside of Russia in China, Korea and Japan.
    It dwells on the meadow areas in deciduous, mixed, rarely coniferous forests, open meadows. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Flight from mid-July to late August. [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Larva food plants

  • Cereals of the genera Calamagrostis (Veinik), Bromus (Bonfire), Agropyron (wheat grass), Brachypodium (Korotkonozhka) and sedge genus Carex [79]. Irina Nikulina.

Additional info about Larva

  • The caterpillar greenish-yellow with a green head and a broad green stripe along the back. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Pupa green with lighter green stripes and a sharp outgrowth behind the head. [2]. Irina Nikulina.


  • Egg white, oval, with a bluish tinge. The female lays eggs in small groups in the folds of old leaves KR [2]. Irina Nikulina.

Subspecies Thymelicus sylvatica


Photos: Irina Nikulina, Vladimir Mescheryakov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Irina Nikulina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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30.01.2014 0:56, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Flight time: No formalized data → July, August.

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