Essex Skipper, Charminster, Nr.Dorchester

small golden brown butterfly looks like a moth with black tip to antennae

Essex Skipper. Photo: Luc Mitchem

Golden Brown moth like burrwerfly nectaring on Lavender

Essex Skipper. Photo: Luc Mitchem

Luke sent us these photos of an Essex Skipper which he took at a B&B in Charminster, Nr. Dorchester on 17/07/19.

So good to get clear diagnostic photos of this under recorded species. Unless it poses like this one, it is so difficult to see the ‘ink dipped’ antenna which separates it from the Small Skipper.

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