Main: (Hesperiidae / Hesperiinae)
57.008 [B&F: 1529] Silver-spotted Skipper (Hesperia comma) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: A rare Red Data Book species, on south-facing hillsides and chalk downland; 100-400 m (0-2300 m in Europe) in parts of south-eastern England; mainland Europe. In Hampshire restricted to sites such as Old Winchester Hill, Stockbridge Down and Oxenbourne Down. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 28-30 mm. Larva feeds on Sheep's-fescue.

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