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Small Skipper-Watchtree 2012

Observed: 12th July 2012 By: WillskipWillskip’s reputation in InvertebratesWillskip’s reputation in InvertebratesWillskip’s reputation in Invertebrates
Small Skipper-Watchtree 2012
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Species with which Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) interacts

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OK majority right, it is

OK majority right, it is Small, but very hard to see any orange on antennae tips until you blow up pic to full size - can just see the RH one, and the orange on the left hand one below the tip just extends further than on Essex, which has tips 'dipped in ink' which you would be able to see at this angle. The curved short-looking sex brand is also OK - as long as part of it is at an angle to the edge of the forewing it rules out Essex. Check out photos of Small Skipper to see how this feature varies.

Jamie from Briantspuddle