view o9f a Silver-spotted Skipper resting on a grass head showing silver spots on upper and under-wings

Silver-spotted Skipper. Photo: Mark Pike

Mark found this beautiful Silver-spotted Skipper at Fontmell Down  on 3/08/18 and posting it in December to the winter gallery will remind us of the hot, sunny days of summer.

Fontmell Down is the only place in Dorset where this species can still be found, and well worth a visit as there are also other species on the wing in August September and the scenery is superb.


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