Ophion slaviceki


Ophion slaviceki is a large orange species (forewing 14‒17 mm); head with large ocelli usually touching, or almost touching, inner margin of compound eye; temple in female slightly shorter; male usually with temples more or less yellow. 

Similar Species

Other Ophion species.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Various habitats.

When to see it

September and October, later flying than other Ophion species.

UK Status

Under recorded n Britain, has been frequently misidentified as O. luteus.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known as the species seems to be under recorded. 

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map