Essex Skipper

Thymelicus lineola

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Scipeálaí Essex [IRL]

Hespérie du dactyle [F]

Schwarzkolbiger Dickkopffalter [D]

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

Tall Grasslands.

County Wexford only.

Grasses (cock's foot).

26-30mm (1.02 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

The Essex Skipper has only recently been discovered in Ireland, its exact origins are as yet unknown.
It is common in England, its numbers increasing year on year.