Skipper butterfly in grassland.
No interactions present.
The picture provided does not show the underside of the antennae clearly enough to allow me to agree with the ID as Essex Skipper. Can you confirm that you did observe the underside of the antennae and that they were black.
Yes, the ends of the antennae were completely black, including the undersides. I should have made that clear.
on the basis of those comments on observations in the field I have agreed with your identification.
Lat/Lng: 51.39174, 0.06151
OS grid ref: TQ435678
In a meadow area.