Small Skipper   Thymelicus sylvestris

Thymelicus sylvestris

Small skippers were abundant on this hot and humid afternoon but they have an annoying habit of resting with grass stems obscuring a possible photograph. This one perched for a few seconds only on a dead plantain flower head.

Near Shotton Paper Mill, North Wales 5th July 2009

Added on 17th Oct 2004, amended on Feb 5th 2005, updated 27th Jun & Nov 6th 08 & 5th Jul 09, updated 7tyh June 2010

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