The Dingy Skipper is a moth like butterfly found on sites that have areas of bare soil and abundant Birds Foot trefoil which is the larval foodplant. These conditions are most commonly found in COASTAL GRASSLAND and BROWNFIELD sites but also in places on the thin limestone soils of south Cumbria.
Where to look
Workington north of the River Derwent, NX 996303 is a good location as is Eskmeals Nature Reserve, SD 087943. Inland there are good populations at Gaitbarrows NNR, SD 485775 on the Cumbria-Lancashire border (a permit is required, telephone 015395 31604): Whitbarrow, SD 440870 and Hutton Roof, SD 565777.
When to look
Mid-May to mid-June