Lulworth Skipper: our very own butterfly | Nature Notes from Dorset

The Lulworth skipper (Thymelicus acteon) is named after the place where it was found, Lulworth in the Isle of Purbeck, and is a butterfly exclusive to Dorset. It occurs all along the Dorset coast but most noticeably along the cliffs from Ballard Down to White Nothe Point. It once occurred on most of the Purbeck Ridge too, from Ballard Down to Lulworth but sadly it now seems to have disappeared totally from this area. Whilst is becoming scarcer, where it occurs it can be an abundant species. 
The other thing with Lulworth skipper seems to be that it is emerging as an adult sooner than it used to. 

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