View of a brown and gold butterfly resting on a yellow flower

Silver-spotted Skipper. Photo: Shona Refoy

View of a greenish brown butterfly with some white markings

Silver-spotted Skipper, Photo: Shona Refoy

Two more photos from Shona who sent them in saying:

I went to Fontmell Down again yesterday, 30/08/2020 and saw three female Silver-spotted Skippers. Realising that all of the photos sent to the Gallery this year have been of males, I thought I had better redress the balance! So here are photos of the first female I saw – she nectared on Dwarf Thistles and Hawkbit (first photo), then appeared to be ovipositing (second photo), before flying through the fence at the top of the Down.

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