Is this a Dingy Skipper?

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Is this a Dingy Skipper?

Postby ChrisGJ on Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:41 pm

Is this a Dingy Skipper?

This butterfly, which was seen at Thurstaston, does not look quite like the photos in http://www.UKButterflies or the previous post but I can't find anything else to match. Any ideas? (Sorry about the grass in the way)

Chris


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Butterfly seen at Thurstaston
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Re: Is this a Dingy Skipper?

Postby melbellingham on Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:28 pm

Hi Chris,

This is not a butterfly, but one of the day-flying moths called Burnet Companion (Euclidia glyphica).

See here: http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2463

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Re: Is this a Dingy Skipper?

Postby SteveMcBill on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:40 pm

Yes, definitely a Burnet Companion (Euclidia glyphica) moth. A diurnal (day-flying) insect.

An excellent record to send in to rECOrd or to put into RODIS !!!

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Re: Is this a Dingy Skipper?

Postby ChrisGJ on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:42 pm

Thanks for your identification.

Yes the picture in UKMoths looks much more like it.

I'll put it in RODIS.

Chris

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Re: Is this a Dingy Skipper?

Postby SteveMcBill on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:54 am

Thanks Chris - appreciated !!

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