Small Skipper

Thymelicus sylvestris

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Scipeálaí Beag [IRL]

Hespérie de la Houque [F]

Ockergelber Braundickkopffalter [D]

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

Tall Grasslands.

County Kildare only.

Grasses (yorkshire fog).

27-34mm (1.02 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

The Small Skipper is almost identical to the Essex Skipper - the Small Skipper has brown on the underside of the tips of its antennae whereas that area on the Essex Skipper is black.