Insects of Britain and Ireland: butterflies

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz


Adults. Large-headed. Antennae inserted fully one half the width of the head apart.

British representation. H. phyleus (Fiery Skipper).

Status in Britain. Adventive (a North American and Caribbean species, supposedly once found in N. Devon around 1820).

Distribution. Southwest England.

Classification. Superfamily Hesperoidea. Hesperiidae.

Illustrations. • Hylephila phileus (Fiery Skipper, adventive): Stephens (1828), as Pamphilus bucephalus.

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Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2008 onwards. Insects of Britain and Ireland: butterflies. Version: 16th May 2016.’.