Main: (Hesperiidae / Pyrginae)
57.001 [B&F: 1532] Dingy Skipper (Erynnis tages) (Linnaeus, 1758)


A vulnerable Red Data Book species, in sand-dunes, rough grassland, chalk downland, limestone pavements, heaths and rough ground; 50-400 m (50-2000 m in Europe) in parts of the British Isles, more numerous in the south; mainland Europe and Scandinavia. In Hampshire common at Noar Hill and Martin Down and present elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 26-28 mm. Larva feeds on Bird's-foot Trefoil and Horseshoe Vetch.

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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 1236
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 1
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