Black underside to antenae
No interactions present.
Photographs of this species can be deceptive (especially when mainly showing the upperside of the antennae as here) so I've not posed an alternative ID but from what I can see here the antennae tips are orange indicating Small Skipper. Can you confirm that you got a good look at the underside of the antennae tips and that they were indeed black?
Yes I can I had a good look at it but could not take a clear picture as it was tucked down in the long grass
On the basis of these field observations I have agreed with your identification.
Thanks - I should hasve stated I was using a flash
Thanks - I should hsve stated I was using a flash
If you look at the enlarged picture you can see orange at the tip of the antenna which means it is not an Essex. I suggest it is a Small Skipper -these have only recently been emerging in any numbers
Lat/Lng: 50.7203, -1.8451
OS grid ref: SZ110911