Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly

Hesperia comma

family Hesperiidae

My personal observations of the Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly

months seen in my garden: NONE
months seen in the English countryside: August


Monday 11th August 2003 at 9.40am on a chalk down in Dorset, I saw a Silver-spotted Skipper on Scabious. It saw me and moved faster than I could take a photo.

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Size: 31mm (smaller than Small White - see list of butterflies by size)

First Generation flight period: August

Habitat: Chalk hills
Larval Food Plants: Grasses

Family Group: Hesperiidae - see list of butterflies by family

This page last updated: 2 July, 2004