A Drink Of Thistle, Thank You

Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola

Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola

Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola

Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola

Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola). The fields have been teeming with these lovely little ones. Many thanks to Brian from the brilliant blog ‘Butterflies To Dragsters‘ for accurately identifying this beautiful species.


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July 2019, local field, South Staffordshire, England. Β© Pete Hillman.

18 thoughts on “A Drink Of Thistle, Thank You

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  1. The warm winters allow numerous species, especially heat-loving, to extend their area to the north. The Essex Skipper is one to them. In former times the weather in England and Scotland was to cold. Pretty butterflies!

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