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Dingy SkipperErynnis tages
|28 May 1982||21 June 1977|
Dingy Skipper is a grassland species, found typically on unimproved sites
where its main foodplant Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
grows. Road verges, railway cuttings and embankments, and wide woodland
rides can also support colonies.
As for other grassland species, loss of habitat to agriculture or
scrub and tree growth can gradually reduce the number of colonies.
Flight PeriodEarly May to mid June.
DistributionThroughout the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean, with few colonies elsewhere in our area.