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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Common Name Silver-spotted Skipper
Scientific Name Hesperia comma
Interest Level
4/5
Related Species Hesperid Butterflies (Skippers)
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Summary

An increasingly rare butterfly with specific habitat requirements and found only on Fontmell Down. 


 

 

Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.

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This chart shows the number of records per month for this species where there are records (see note below):

The intention of this chart is to show which months during the year this species is most likely to be seen. The total per month is across all years; to see the total for a particular year select that year in the filter at the top.

This chart shows the number of records per day for this species for up to the last 30 days for which there are records for this species (see note above). Hover over any column to see the date and the number of records:

These contributors have submitted records for this species:

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These are some photographs of this species that have accompanied tweets from Twitter contributors. Click/tap a photo to see the original version.

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SS Skipper, Fontmell Down, today. Thanks to the chap that pointed me to this one. https://t.co/Yqcwq07XKU
Tweet Date:
13/08/2017 - 18:25
Contributed By:
Saw more butterfly watchers on Fontmell today than Silver-spotted Skippers! But still managed a few photos #dorsetwt https://t.co/EKuThL0RHp
Tweet Date:
15/08/2017 - 21:42
Contributed By:
RT @lesliemears: Fontmell Down with @BC_Dorset Silver spotted Skipper https://t.co/3nH0XxQjba
Tweet Date:
20/08/2017 - 19:04
Contributed By:

Silver-spotted Skipper (Hesperia comma) at Fontmell Down, unfortunately its last remaining colony in Dorset. https://t.co/mqr2GPacfv

Tweet Date:
04/09/2017 - 10:50
Contributed By:

The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
04/09/2017 - 10:50 Andrew Cooper

Silver-spotted Skipper (Hesperia comma) at Fontmell Down, unfortunately its last remaining colony in Dorset. https://t.co/mqr2GPacfv

28/08/2017 - 22:18 Hellyhorro Silver spotted skipper at Fontmell down today. Very flighty but @avonbirder got these photos :) https://t.co/CgnkcOWycm
27/08/2017 - 13:10 Andrew Cooper Silver-spotted Skipper at Fontmell Down and an egg she laid soon after, these eggs are laid singly & overwinter on… https://t.co/FQ7otqNDhf
25/08/2017 - 17:09 Andrew Cooper This female Silver-spotted Skipper was quite happy resting on my hand at Fontmell Down in Dorset. Just three others… https://t.co/qGhDyMjdnk
20/08/2017 - 19:04 Retweet RT @lesliemears: Fontmell Down with @BC_Dorset Silver spotted Skipper https://t.co/3nH0XxQjba
15/08/2017 - 21:42 Hamish Murray Saw more butterfly watchers on Fontmell today than Silver-spotted Skippers! But still managed a few photos #dorsetwt https://t.co/EKuThL0RHp
13/08/2017 - 18:25 Frank Gardener SS Skipper, Fontmell Down, today. Thanks to the chap that pointed me to this one. https://t.co/Yqcwq07XKU
11/08/2017 - 15:20 Andy Martin RT @mapleleaf_geo: Fontmell Down Thurs am with @Draatsi . 15 species seen incl. Silver-spotted skipper (our 52nd species of 2017) @BC_Dors…
Name of species Silver-spotted Skipper
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