I went to Badbury Rings yesterday (29/04/2019), and saw this Orange Tip beside the path on the way to the Rings. The Dingy Skipper was in the valley between the Rings. Both are nectaring on Dandelions, which seem to be a popular source of nectar at the moment!
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 →
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.