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Appearance, behaviour and distribution [sửa]
This well camouflaged, brown and grey butterfly can be confused with the Grizzled Skipper, the Mother Shipton Moth or the Burnet Companion Moth. It is probably the most moth like British Butterfly and normally rests with its wings in a moth like fashion. It is widely but patchily distributed across Britain. It occurs further phía bắc than any other Skipper in Scotland with some isolated colonies in the Inverness region. It is also the only Skipper to be được tìm thấy ở Ireland, again with a patchy distribution but the main strongholds along miền tây side. A variety of habitats are used bao gồm Chalk downland, Woodland clearings, coastal dunes, railway lines and even waste ground. It is widespread in châu Âu, phía đông đến châu Á and Trung Quốc, though it is on the decline in several European countries bao gồm the UK.
Life cycle and food plants [sửa]
The eggs are laid singly on the tender young leaves of Bird's-foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus, the favoured foodplant (although Horseshoe Vetch Hippocrepis comosa and Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil Lotus pendunculatus are sometimes used). The caterpillar creates a shelter by spinning leaves together and feeds until fully grown in tháng 8. It then creates a larger tent to form a hibernaculum ở đó nó hibernates. Pupation occurs the following spring without further feeding. Adults are on the wing from mid-May till mid-June.
Chú thích and Liên kết ngoài [sửa]
- Dingy Skipper page from Butterfly Conservation
- Dingy Skipper page from the UK Butterflies site
- Dingy Skipper page from Lepidoptera of Norway
- Jim Asher et al. The Millennium Atlas of Butterflies of Britain and Ireland Oxford University Press