Skippers

Five different skippers can be seen in our region.

Large, Small and Essex Skippers are golden coloured and perch with their forewings held at an angle to the hind wings, which gives them a distinctive appearance. 

Grizzled and Dingy Skippers are darker coloured and tend to perch with their wings open. Then are sometimes mistaken for moths.

 

Below you will find links to the individual species pages on the Butterfly Conservation website. We will in the future be adding additional pages with local information for each species - so please return sometime.

Large Skipper

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: June to August

Small Skipper

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: Mid June to August

Essex Skipper

Distribution: Localised, Uncommon

Flight period: Late June to August

Grizzled Skipper

Distribution: Localised, Uncommon

Flight period: Mid April to June

Dingy Skipper

Distribution: Localised, Uncommon

Flight period: Mid April to June

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