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Nikon D5000. 1/200 F13. Sigma 105mm Macro lens. Integral flash. 11/05/12.

Dingy Skipper  (Erynnis tages)

When I first saw this butterfly flying towards me I thought it was a moth as its wing beats are very fast, it looked more like the day flying moth "The silver Y" not until it settled did I recognise it.
The Dingy Skipper is becoming increasingly rare in parts of the UK.
The butterfly is on the wing from May till June and larvae feed on Common and Greater Bird's-foot-trefoil, Horseshoe Vetch. Photographed on chalk hill meadows of Farley Mount, near Winchester. UK. 12/05/12.