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Small Skipper

Observed: 22nd July 2011 By: PetejPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in Invertebrates
Small Skipper
Description:

I read the posts under Chrisbrooks picture and thought I would put this picture up as I often have problems with Small and Essex Skippers.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) interacts

Comments

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True of both sexes

According to various sources e.g. Lanfrachis, T. (2004) Butterflies of Europe

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Skippers

Essex Skipper and Small Skipper can be distinguished by the colour of the underside of the tips of the antennae. In the Essex Skipper, this area is black and in the Small Skipper it is brown. This holds true for both sexes. Large skippers tend to have hooked antennae

See this link for comparitive image at bottom of page

http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=sylvestris

HTH

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