Dingy Skipper

Erynnis tages

family - Hesperiidae

Dingy Skipper butterfly

The Dingy Skipper is a small brown butterfly which flies in the Spring. It's found on chalk/limestone hillsides.

My personal observations of Dingy Skipper:

months seen in the countryside: May

Butterfly sightings 2005:

Dingy Skipper seen at Selsley Common, 28 May 2005
Dingy Skipper at Leckhampton Hill, 29 May 2005

Reference Section

Size: 29mm (smaller than Small White - see list of butterflies by size)

First Generation flight period: May-June

Habitat: chalk & limestone hills
Larval Food Plants: Bird's Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Family Group: Hesperiidae - see list of butterflies by family

This page last updated: 17 July, 2005