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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.