#484 European/Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)

2 July

Needless to say this is an introduced species, though there are plenty of native Skippers around too. Accidentally introduced in 1910 via London, Ontario and has spread across southern Canada and into several northern US states. In many parts of the Northeastern United States it is the most abundant skipper.

Eggs are laid in strings on the stems of grasses where they remain over the winter.

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