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Spanish IDs

Postby Lee Hurrell » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:54 pm

Hello all

I am in Spain at present and wondered on these IDs.

I think this is a Small Skipper. He was at a grassy roadside verge where Lulworth Skipper was also flying.

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This worn individual was also there and I think it could be Mallow Skipper.

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Lastly, is this a Pale Shoulder? It's a stunning little day flying moth.

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Thanks in advance,

Lee
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Re: Spanish IDs

Postby Chris Jackson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:54 pm

Hi Lee,
I'll go with the Mallow Skipper. Its a bit worn, I'm not taking many risks here. :D
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Re: Spanish IDs

Postby Lee Hurrell » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:50 am

Thanks, Chris.

Does anyone have a view on the golden skipper? He's the same individual in both images.

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Re: Spanish IDs

Postby David M » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:54 pm

Could this also be a Lulworth, Lee? It's mightily early for Small Skipper. Collins' guide gives a flight period of May/August and it hasn't exactly been a balmy late winter/spring in Spain by all accounts.

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Re: Spanish IDs

Postby bugboy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:37 pm

David M wrote:Could this also be a Lulworth, Lee? It's mightily early for Small Skipper. Collins' guide gives a flight period of May/August and it hasn't exactly been a balmy late winter/spring in Spain by all accounts.


The antennae don't look right for Lulworth but I can see a hint of orange on the underside antennae tip.
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Re: Spanish IDs

Postby Lee Hurrell » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:51 pm

It could be Lulworth, David. I'm not sure!

It is early for Small and I note Large has been reported from France. It is the scent brand that looks more like Small than Lulworth to me. I'm not 100% either way.

Thankd David and Bugboy.

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Re: Spanish IDs

Postby Lee Hurrell » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:57 am

Looking at the species pages on UKB, I'll stick with Lulworth for the male pictured above.

Thanks again,

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