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Essex Skipper

Observed: 10th July 2011 By: gino.brignoli
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola) interacts

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Antennae tips

Black antennae tips are the characteristic usually used and seem to show on this example.

At the BENHS exhibition last year there was an example exhibited of a Small Skipper with black antennae tips so perhaps even this character is not absolutely reliable.

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Thanks David. How can someone

Thanks David. How can someone definitely tell the difference?

Gino

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Dissection

Looking at the genitalia is regarded as giving a definitive ID.