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Butterfly  Lulworth Skipper

Lulworth Skipper - Photo  2003 Graham Windsor Photo: Graham Windsor

UK Safari Tip:
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Latin name: Thymelicus acteon

Size: Wingspan approximately 25mms.

Distribution: Only found on the chalk hills and cliffs of Dorset, England, between Weymouth and Swanage.

Months seen: July to September

Food: Nectar. The green caterpillars feed on Tor grass.

Habitat: Tall grassland and meadows.

Special features: The upper wings feature a golden coloured 'C' shaped marking.

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