Hesperiidae: Pyrginae

1532 (ABH57.001) Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages, (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Llanymynech Rocks, May 2010, (female).
Llanymynech Rocks, May 2010, (female).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Llanymynech Rocks, May 2010, (female).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Llanymynech Rocks, May 2010, (male).
Llanymynech Rocks, May 2010, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Ballard Down, Dorset
Ballard Down, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Ballard Down, Dorset
Ballard Down, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 27-34mm
Foodplant(s): Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa), Greater Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus pedunculatus)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident

Habitat

Chalk downland, woodland rides and clearings.

Regional Information

Recorded in 29 (10.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 April to 04 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, yellow, white, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5