Monday, 1 August 2016

Small Skipper

 Small Skippers are found over most of England and Wales. With a wingspan of about 28mm they are slightly bigger than it's cousin the Essex Skipper. The Small Skipper flies between early June and August. They only have one brood a year.

Male Small Skipper displaying the coloration of the undersides of his wings

Male Small Skipper showing the upper sides of the wings, depicting the males
sex brands, the two black lines down each of it's wings

Female Small Skipper showing the coloration of her wing undersides

Female Small Skipper depicting the upper sides of her wings. The females do not have
a sex brand

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