Atlas - Essex Skipper

Thymelicus lineola

Essex Skipper, showing the black tips to the antennae

Photo: Mark Pike

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Ecological group

  • Wider countryside species  ?

Conservation priority

  • Low in SW & UK  ?

Distribution trends

Long term 15-year distribution trends
1970-1984 2000-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 26 276 +962%
Rank order  ? 43/47 29/47 Up 14 places
Short term 5-year distribution trends
1995-1999 2010-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 64 110 +72%
Rank order  ? 36/47 34/47 Up 2 places

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