Dingy Skipper


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, NX996303 is a good location as is Eskmeals Nature Reserve, SD087943. Inland there are good populations at Gaitbarrows NNR, SD485775 on the Cumbria-Lancashire border (a permit is required, telephone 015395 31604): Whitbarrow, SD440870 and Hutton Roof, SD565777.

Record distribution and images.

When to look

Mid-May to mid-June

Recorded flight times. Cumulative records. Annual frequency.