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Skippy the Skipper

Observed: 20th June 2011 By: yorkshirekev
OPAL Community ScientistYorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) interacts


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I cannot recall the distribution of these species well enough to be sure if the location is far enought up the country to safely eliminate Essex Skipper without a shot of the underside of the antennae.

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Good point

Hi David

Its a possibility that Essex Skipper could occur as we are on the fringes of its distribution. Im pretty certain this is Thymelicus sylvestris. I did a lot of netting and close observation of the skippers last year at this site to check for the black underside of the antennea clubs....they were all orange(y).