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Small Skipper

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Peter Orchard

A common species of the Dorset hillsides, downland and open countryside where there are tall grasses with wild flowers intermingled.


Common Name Small Skipper
Scientific Name Thymelicus sylvestris
Species Group Hesperid Butterflies Skippers
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Hesperid Butterflies Skippers