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Small Skipper

Observed: 5th July 2009 By: Rob ColemanInvertebrates expert

You can see the orange tips to the antennae which distinguish this from Essex Skipper, which is similar

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) interacts


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Underside of the antennae?

I'm not sure I can see the undersides of the antennae well enough from this picture to eliminated Essex Skipper.

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Although the undersides aren't visible, there is orange on the very tip of the antennae, which I wouldn't expect to see if it was Essex Skipper.

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