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Dingy Skipper

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Dingy Skipper

Special features: Could easily be mistaken for a moth, especially when it rests with its wings in a roof-like position - like a noctuid.

The caterpillars are green with a dark brown head.

Latin name: Erynnis tages

Size: Wingspan approximately 25mms

Distribution: Found in many pats of England and Wales, scarce in Scotland, and possibly extinct in Northern Ireland.

Months seen: May to June

Food: Nectar. The caterpillars feed on bird's-foot trefoil or horseshoe vetch

Habitat: Downland, cliffs and dunes

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