view of a Grizzled Skipper  nectaring on a small pink flower growing low in grassland, showing all it's upperwings

Grizzled Skipper. Photo: John Woodruff

John came across this Grizzled Skipper at Clubman’s Down on 13/05/18 about a week after the first one for 2018 was recorded in Dorset.

Like most skippers, the Grizzled Skipper is extremely difficult to follow when in flight, but will stop to feed from various nectar sources. Once settled, the black and white pattern on the wings, from which this species gets its name, is unmistakable.

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