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Small SkipperThymelicus sylvestris
|Female, 16 July 1995||Male, 16 July 1977|
Small Skipper is a grassland species found on unimproved grasslands,
road verges, and woodland rides. The main larval foodplant is Yorkshire
Fog (Holcus lanatus), but some other grass species may also be
From about mid July onwards, the species may be seen in places where the very similar Essex Skipper is also found.
|22 July 1979|
Small Skipper seems to have declined slightly, but remains a
common species in our area.
Flight PeriodEarly July to mid August.
DistributionThroughout the area, but commonest in the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean.