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Dingy Skipper. Photo: Brian Arnold

Brian spotted this Dingy Skipper on the coastal path near Winspit on 3/07/19 and remarked that it was either a late first brood or a  very early second brood specimen.

Will we ever know ?

Normally the first brood will have finished by the third week of June and if there is a second partial brood, they are not seen until the fourth week of July.

view of a Dingy Skipper on Shona's trainerss

Dingy Skipper. Photo: Shona Refoy

view of a Di9ngy Skipper on leaves  with wings out flat

Dingy Skipper. Photo: Shona Refoy

Shona was amused to see a Dingy Skipper alight on her foot at Badbury Rings on 21/04/19.

Shona spotted ten of these butterflies that had recently emerged.

According to http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk

The butterfly is on the wing in May and June and, in favourable years, there may be a partial second brood.

This year they appear to be emerging early, possibly due to the especially hot weather recently.

Last year of current recording cycle

Green butterfly on a bramble leaf
Green Hairstreak on a bramble leaf, showing how small it is. Photo: Shona Refoy

The butterfly season is very much underway now, with 20 species reported to this website, including the Green Hairstreak and Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, but we need lots more records throughout 2019 as Continue reading

view of a Dingy Skipper with open wings on a grass

Dingy Skipper. Photo: Elaine Townsend

Elaine saw this Dingy Skipper as well as seven more at Badbury Rings on 6/05/18. She says they were flitting around very quickly and not settling for a photo. Butterfly photography can be a challenge at times for sure!

She also noticed two were dancing happily together, enjoying the sunshine no doubt.

Although their flight period is usually late April to Mid June in the UK, in hot summers  a partial second brood may occur in Southern England.