Dingy Skipper

Erynnis tages

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Donnán [IRL]

Point-de-Hongrie [F]

Dunkler Dickkopffalter [D]

Distribution Map (dark areas indicate presence) and Flight Times of this species - \nNB See General Information page for accuracy information

Quarries, limestone grasslands, boglands.

Uncommon outside the Mid-west.

Bird's foot trefoil.

28-34mm (1.10 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

Until the recent discovery of the Essex Skipper, this was thought to be the only Skipper species in Ireland (the UK has several). It is a dull speckled brown moth-like species.
It is uncommon in Ireland. In sunny weather it can be seen to be a fast flyer.