Where to see
Habitat: Open/rough ground, hillsides
Foodplants: Birds-foot Trefoil
Best places: Cashmoor, Clubmens Down, Fontmell Down, Hod Hill, Melbury Down, Ballard Down, Durlston Country Park, Cerne Abbas, Portland Tout, Lankham Bottom, Southfield Hogcliffe
Reported from the following Dorset locations last year:
When to see
Peak month June, but may be seen either side of this month
Dorset sightings by month (last 3 years):
Most likely to be confused with the Grizzled Skipper, this butterfly is more softly coloured. The Grizzled Skipper has more sharply defined markings, and distinctly chequered black and white fringes.
The female tends to be larger than the male and more strongly marked, especially regarding the series of white dots on the margin of the upper front wings.
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