ircam2's picture

Butterfly

Observed: 30th July 2011 By: ircam2
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Description:

small brown butterfly.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) interacts

Comments

hilaryp's picture

Butterfly

Could this possibly be a Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris )?

hilaryp

Andrew Cooper's picture

Small Skipper

Yes, this is indeed a Small Skipper butterfly.

DavidHowdon's picture

Antennae

Usefully showing the underside of the antennae (orange) which indicates this is Small not Essex skipper.

ircam2's picture

butterfly

Many thanks! Still learning my butterflies and moths. J.

Andrew Cooper's picture

Small Skipper

This photo looks as if it is layling eggs.

As Small skippers lay their eggs on grasses.

Andrew. :-)