Mark photographed this in teh car park at Corfe Castle on 13/06/2017.
Both of these shots were taken at Seacombe Bottom, near Langton Matravers in Purbeck. For a video of the caterpillars in action go to our News page
The Lulworth Skipper is only found in Dorset, and it should be on the wing before long. Last year it appeared on 27 May, and the year before that 21 May. See our Species page for more information. A good place to see it is Durlston Country Park.
Dom Greves, the techie behind all the impressive bits of this website, has videoed Lulworth Skipper caterpillars in action. Continue reading
Eggs of the Lulworth Skipper butterfly, photographed by Andrew Cooper whilst looking for the adult butterflies at Durlston Country Park on 24/08/2016.
A Lulworth Skipper during a guided walk led by Brian Arnold, photographed close to the cliff edge at Durdle Door on 20/07/2016.
Steph is a visitor from Devon, who joined one of our walks at Durlston Country Park on 16 July. She reports: “We had a lovely, sunny day and there were quite a few Lulworths, plus a lot of Marbled Whites, Six-spot Burnet moths, Ringlets and Meadow Browns
You’ve seen this one before, but we asked if you know the name of the tiny moth on the left. Gold star to Mark Parsons who identifies it as Glyphipterix simpliciella – obvious really!
Can you identify the micro moth below the Lulworth Skipper? If you can, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Taken by Mark Pike on 11 June at Ballard Down, near Swanage.
Harold Gillen tells us: “The Lulworth Skippers were enjoying the Viper’s-Bugloss on Bindon Hill overlooking Lulworth Cove on the 9/6. There was 5 at one stage I managed to get 3.”
The Lulworth Skipper, a male photographed beautifully at Ballard Down during August 2015.