Tiny golden butterfly more like moth

Small Skipper. Photo: Roger Peart

Roger spotted this tiny Small Skipper in Kinson on 27/06/19  and thought at first it may be a moth, which they are often confused with.

The male Small Skipper is territorial, and can be found resting on suitable perches from which it intercepts any passing butterfly. The male is the more active of the two sexes; females being more sedentary.

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