Dingy Skipper: unfairly acccused | Nature Notes from Dorset

My dictionary defines dingy as lacking brightness; drab, dirty, discoloured. Whilst the dingy skipper (Erynnis tages) does not have the beautiful colouring of many of our more familiar butterfly species nonetheless, close up, it does have a unique and subtle colouring. I think the common name is some what unfair!
On the wing in May and June, with a possible second brood here in Dorset in late August, the dingy skipper can be seen where birds-foot trefoil grows and in Dorset that means almost anywhere! 

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