This distinctive skipper was first recorded in BC in 1960. There was a separate introduction in Sicamous that was first noted in 1980 and then spread east and southward. Victoria recorded it's first Thymelicus lineola in 1992 (although wasn't identified until 1994). It is apparently still only found in the Victoria area on Vancouver Island and is the only one of this Genus in BC. The flight period is June to mid-July.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.