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Dingy Skipper

Erynnis 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.

Conservation Issues

As for other grassland species, loss of habitat to agriculture or scrub and tree growth can gradually reduce the number of colonies.

Flight Period

Early May to mid June.


Throughout the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean, with few colonies elsewhere in our area.