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Small Skipper Butterfly

Observed: 16th July 2011 By: am29433
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Small Skipper
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Species with which Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) interacts

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Small vs Essex Skipper

Its always tricky to separate Small from Essex Skipper from photos (unless good views of underside of antennae tips are obtained)..but in this case, the defined border of the forewings and the relatively long & broken black sex brand on the upperside of the forewing suggest Small over Essex. In Essex, the border of the forewing tends to be more diffuse and the black sex brand is shorter, finer and straight, & parallel to the leading edge. Hope this helps.
Tony Moverley