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Essex Skipper

Thymelicus lineola


Bright orange-brown wings held with forewings angled above hind wings. Males have a thin black line through the centre of the forewing, parallel to the leading edge. Small Skipper is similar but lacks black tips to the antenna (best-viewed head-on) and has longer scent brand, angled to the edge of the forewing.


This cute little skipper was feeding from a Clematis flower in my garden.


Essex Skipper butterflies closely resemble Small Skippers.

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Pirbright, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jul 11, 2020
Submitted on Jul 11, 2020


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