Small Skipper, Thymelicus sylvestris Family: Hesperiidae

1526     *     Thymelicus sylvestris     *     Small Skipper


Widespread in southern England and Wales, absent from Scotland and Ireland

Wingspan: 28-30mm
Flight time: June - August
Habitat: Rough grassland, woods and waste ground.

Larval foodplants: Grasses, mainly Yorkshire Fog, Holcus lanatus

Similar: Essex Skipper and Lulworth Skipper


Small Skipper, Thymelicus sylvestris

Small Skipper, Thymelicus sylvestris
Small Skipper, Thymelicus sylvestris
Badbury Rings, Dorset. June 2014. Larva: Dancing Ledge, May 2017

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