HESPERIDAE

Chequered Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)

Glasdrum Wood, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.   30th May 2015

Glasdrum Wood, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.   30th May 2015

Glasdrum Wood, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.   30th May 2015

Uunderside, Glasdrum Wood, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.   30th May 2015

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

Male, Coombes Valley RSPB, Staffordshire.   30th June 2010

Female, Bernwood Forest, Oxfordshire.   31st July 2011

Female, Coombes Valley RSPB, Staffordshire.   8th July 2010

Female, Cissbury Ring, West Sussex.   31st July 2016
Note underside of antenna and see below.

Fairmile Bottom, West Sussex.   5th July 2017
Note underside of antenna and see below.

Essex Skipper (Thymelicus Lineola)

Fairmile Bottom, West Sussex.   5th July 2016
Note the black tips to the antennae; see above for comparison with Small Skipper.

Female, Cissbury Ring, West Sussex.   31st July 2016
Note the black tips to the antennae.

Male, Alners Gorse, Dorset.   13th July 2011
The scent mark is parallel to the leading edge of the upperwing; compare with male Small Skipper (scroll up).

Lulworth Skipper (Thymelicus acteon)

Corfe Castle, Dorset.   20th June 2017

Corfe Castle, Dorset.   20th June 2017

Silver-spotted Skipper (Hesperia comma)

Aston Rowant Nature Reserve, Bucks.   31st July 2011

Aston Rowant Nature Reserve, Bucks.   31st July 2011

Aston Rowant Nature Reserve, Bucks.   31st July 2011

Large Skipper (Ochlodes venatus)

Male, Fermyn Woods, Northants.   4th July 2011

Male, Whitecross Green Wood, Oxfordshire.   25th June 2012

Female, Coombes Valley RSPB, Staffordshire.   30th June 2010

Male, Coombs Dale, Derbyshire.   27th June 2011

Dingy Skipper (Erynnis tages)

Deep Dale (near Sheldon), Derbyshire.   23rd May 2015

Higher Disley, Cheshire.   3rd May 2011

Piddinghoe, East Sussex.   1st June 2013

Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus malvae)

Llanymynech Rocks, Montgomeryshire.   19th May 2013

Llanymynech Rocks, Montgomeryshire.   19th May 2013

Mating pair. Llanymynech Rocks, Montgomeryshire.   17th May 2014

Mating pair. Llanymynech Rocks, Montgomeryshire.   17th May 2014

Mating pair. Llanymynech Rocks, Montgomeryshire.   17th May 2014

Mating pair. Llanymynech Rocks, Montgomeryshire.   17th May 2014