Another small, weakly-flying, orange grass-skipper that is almost unmarked.  A non-native species, its short, orangish antennas help to distinguish it from similar native species.


Dry grassland, especially with Timothy grass (Phleum pratense).  

Flight Period

Mainly May-August. 

Caterpillar Foodplants

Timothy (Phleum pratense) and other grasses (Poaceae).

Other Notes

A European species that was first discovered in North America in Ontario in the early 1900s, European Skippers are now common in the northeastern United States and spreading in the West.  However, in the Northeast, their numbers seem to have declined in recent years.  

Scientific Information

Scientific Name - Thymelicus lineola