Mark sent in these two photos he took at Motcombe Meadows yesterday, 13/07/2021 telling us:
A nice bright spell around lunch time tempted me to the meadows today. I found what I was after as well! Some nice fresh Essex Skippers, this particular one was posing nicely when the sun disappeared.
Editor’s Note: These photos clearly show the distinctive black tips to the underside of the antennae of the Essex Skipper – on the very similar Small Skipper they are orange or a dull brown.