Silver-spotted Skipper

Hesperia comma 


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.
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Flight Period
Late July / Early August to Early September  

Larval Food Plants
Sheep's Fescue (Festuca ovina) 

Habitat Requirements
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 Sightings
Earliest county record ?June 1974 

Latest Sightings
Latest county record 18th September 1828