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Skipping along

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Walking along the top of the chalk cliffs of the Jurassic coast in Dorset last month was a pure delight. The short turf was heaving with masses of butterflies. Among them were the tiny, tiny Lulworth Skippers; one of our smallest butterflies. Just to give you a perspective of scale the ‘boulder; in the bottom right of the photo is a Rabbit dropping!

Easily identified from the similar small skipper the Lulworth has patterning on the fore-wing reminiscent of a burst of sun rays.

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2014 07 10 Lulworth Skipper Durston Country Park Dorset_Z5A5658

2014 07 10 Lulworth Skipper Durston Country Park Dorset_Z5A5645

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