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Essex Skipper

(Thymelicus lineolus)

 

Male 12/06/07 Rhône (69)

Male 12/06/07 Rhône (69)

Male 20/06/10 Rhône (69)

30/05/08 Rhône (69)

Male 05/06/14 Rhône (69)

02/06/03 Rhône (69)

24/06/04 Rhône (69)

The tip of the antennae is black on the underside.

The Essex Skipper is similar to the Lulworth and Small Skippers but has a diagnostic black tip on the undersides of the antennae which look rather like they’ve been dipped in black ink. Also the males of the other two species have a long sex brand on the upper forewings; it is rather short and often inconspicuous in T.lineolus. The butterfly is basically common in flowery grassland in June/July when it often flies in company with T.sylvestris.

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