Main: (Hesperiidae / Hesperiinae)
57.005 [B&F: 1527] Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola) (Ochsenheimer, 1808)

 

Notes: Common in rough grassland and saltmarshes; 0-400 m (0-2200 m in Europe) throughout much of southern England; mainland Europe and southern Scandinavia. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common in suitable habitat. Wingspan 27-30 mm. Similar to Small Skipper, but underside of the tips of the antennae are black. Larva feeds on Cock's-foot, Creeping Soft-grass, Timothy and False-brome.

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Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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