Levantine skipper

Thymelicus hyrax hyrax

A skipper with a wingspan of 26-32 mm, a larger of the “golden skippers,” the colour being light orange-red with distinct orange patches on the forewings and greenish hindwing undersides. Also called the “Levantine skipper,” the hyrax prefers dry maquis, grassland, open woodland, hillsides, and dry stony slopes. The host plants associated with this species are thymes (Thymus spp.). It flies April through August, the flight is described as high off the ground.

 

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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