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Small Skipper

By Metro6R4  
Small Skipper

Thymelicus Sylvestris

This Small Golden Skipper is often found basking on vegetation, or making short buzzing flights among tall grass stems. Despite its name, 4 skipper species found in the British Isles are the same size or smaller than the Small Skipper. The male is distinguished from the female by the sex brand on its forewings, which is a slightly curved line of specialised scent scales. This butterfly is widespread on the British mainland

Tags: Fly Butterfly Moth Insect Bug Wings Wildlife and nature

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NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 10:14AM
Two crackers mate each stuffed with sumptuous colour and detail.

Regards Nathan

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Gypsyman 5 662 England
28 Jul 2013 7:40PM
Very nice Captures, well done. Eric
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 8:39PM
Perhaps I won't post mine seeing yoursWink
28 Jul 2013 9:23PM
Great shots

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