Wingspan 30 - 36 mm
The distinctive underwings are the best way to identify this Skipper: they are Olive-Green and marked with conspicuous silver patches. The upperwings are gold and brown. The male can be identified by a black sex band.
Late July / Early August to Early September
Larval Food Plants
Sheep's Fescue (Festuca ovina)
Chalk downland, South-facing slopes, which contains patches of sparse turf on thin soils.
Resident: Restricted to a few sites in the South-East of the county.
Earliest county record ?June 1974
Latest county record 18th September 1828