Species Chart

This page contains a listing of all primary species found in the UK. The species are organised by the family to which they belong.

Family: Hesperiidae

Dingy Skipper, 18 May 2013, Rake Bottom

Dingy Skipper
Erynnis tages
Male
Photo © Pauline

Dingy Skipper - imago - Hartslock - 10-May-09 (1)

Dingy Skipper
Erynnis tages
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Dingy-Skipper-Dunstable 30 April 2010 I9T9580

Dingy Skipper
Erynnis tages
Female
Photo © IainLeach

Dingy Skippers - Ketton Quarry, Rutland 20-May-2010

Dingy Skipper
Erynnis tages
Female Underside
Photo © benwmbc

Dingy Skipper - ovum - Greenham Common - 16-May-16

Dingy Skipper
Erynnis tages
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Dingy Skipper - larva 5th instar - Thatcham - 21-Jul-17 [REARED]

Dingy Skipper
Erynnis tages
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Dingy Skipper - pupa - Thatcham - 23-Apr-14 [REARED]-6

Dingy Skipper
Erynnis tages
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Grizzled Skipper male - Chantry Hill, Sussex 16-April-2014

Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus malvae
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Grizzled Skipper Male - Chaldon, Surrey 19-April-10

Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus malvae
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Grizzled Skipper female, Rewell Wood, Sussex 30-April-2014

Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus malvae
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme

Grizzled-Skipper- 5D30226. Lincs, April 2015

Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus malvae
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Grizzled Skipper Egg -The  Gallops, Friston Forest, Sussex 11-June-2016

Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus malvae
Ovum
Photo © Gary.N

Grizzled Skipper - larva - Thatcham - 21-Aug-11 (3) [REARED]

Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus malvae
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Grizzled Skipper - pupa - Thatcham - 18-Aug-17 [REARED]-2

Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus malvae
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Chequered Skipper - Foret D'Orleans - Loire Valley - France - 16/07/12

Large Chequered Skipper
Heteropterus morpheus
Male
Photo © William

Large Chequered Skipper male - Italy 3-July-2014

Large Chequered Skipper
Heteropterus morpheus
Male Underside
Photo © Padfield

Large Chequered Skipper female - Gironde, France July 1999 (99-01)

Large Chequered Skipper
Heteropterus morpheus
Female
Photo © Roger Gibbons

Large Chequered Skipper female - Italy 3-July-2014

Large Chequered Skipper
Heteropterus morpheus
Female Underside
Photo © Padfield

Heteropterus morpheus - Ovum (Ticino, early July 2008) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Large Chequered Skipper
Heteropterus morpheus
Ovum
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Heteropterus morpheus - Larva [Wolfgang Wagner]

Large Chequered Skipper
Heteropterus morpheus
Larva
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Heteropterus morpheus - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Large Chequered Skipper
Heteropterus morpheus
Pupa
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Chequered-Skipper- 5D35798 Lochaber 9 June 2012

Chequered Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Male
Photo © IainLeach

Chequered-Skipper- 5D36291 Lochaber 27 May 2012

Chequered Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Male Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Chequered Skipper female - Glasdrum, Scotland 25-May-2012

Chequered Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme

Chequered Skipper Female - Glen Loy - June 2014

Chequered Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Female Underside
Photo © PhiliB

Chequered Skipper - ovum - Glasdrum Wood - 13-Jun-14-14

Chequered Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Chequered Skipper - larva (5th instar) - Glasdrum Wood - 10-Apr-16

Chequered Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Chequered Skipper - pupa - Glasdrum Wood - 22-Apr-16

Chequered Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Essex Skipper - Larkhill - 16-07-2013

Essex Skipper
Thymelicus lineola
Male
Photo © Wurzel

Essex Skipper. 16/7/2013. Alfriston, East Sussex.

Essex Skipper
Thymelicus lineola
Male Underside
Photo © badgerbob

Essex-skipper- 03C6249 Nottingham 24 July 2010

Essex Skipper
Thymelicus lineola
Female
Photo © IainLeach

Essex Skipper - female - Stockbridge Down - 22-Jul-16

Essex Skipper
Thymelicus lineola
Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Essex Skipper - ovum - Thatcham - 29-Jul-17

Essex Skipper
Thymelicus lineola
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Essex Skipper - larva - Kent - 22-Jun-07 [Marc Heath]

Essex Skipper
Thymelicus lineola
Larva
Photo © Marc Heath

Thymelicus lineola - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Essex Skipper
Thymelicus lineola
Pupa
Photo © Wolfgang Wagner

Small Skipper - Daneway Banks - 27th June - 2015

Small Skipper
Thymelicus sylvestris
Male
Photo © Maximus

Small Skipper Male - Crawley, Sussex 28-June-05

Small Skipper
Thymelicus sylvestris
Male Underside
Photo © Vince Massimo

Small Skipper Female - Chaldon, Surrey 12-July-10

Small Skipper
Thymelicus sylvestris
Female
Photo © Vince Massimo

Small Skipper ovipositing - Surrey - 3rd July - 2015

Small Skipper
Thymelicus sylvestris
Female Underside
Photo © Maximus

Small Skipper - ovum - Stockbridge Down - 27-Jul-16-2

Small Skipper
Thymelicus sylvestris
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

c 1526 Small Skipper larw 10 23#001 [Ben Smart]

Small Skipper
Thymelicus sylvestris
Larva
Photo © Ben Smart

DSCN9556#001 [Ben Smart]

Small Skipper
Thymelicus sylvestris
Pupa
Photo © Ben Smart

Lulworth Skipper male - Bowleaze Cove Weymouth 01.07.2014

Lulworth Skipper
Thymelicus acteon
Male
Photo © Neil Freeman

Lulworth Skipper, Lulworth Cove, Male, 22/06/2014

Lulworth Skipper
Thymelicus acteon
Male Underside
Photo © Pauline

Lulworth Skipper female - Lulworth Cove, Dorset 14-Aug-2013

Lulworth Skipper
Thymelicus acteon
Female
Photo © Neil Hulme

Lulworth Skipper Female - Bindon Hill - 17.06.12

Lulworth Skipper
Thymelicus acteon
Female Underside
Photo © PhiliB

Lulworth Skipper - ovum - Binden Hill - 25-Jul-16-2

Lulworth Skipper
Thymelicus acteon
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Lulworth Skipper - L5 - Thatcham - 04-Jun-17 [REARED]

Lulworth Skipper
Thymelicus acteon
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Lulworth Skipper - pupa - Thatcham - 19-Jun-17 [REARED]

Lulworth Skipper
Thymelicus acteon
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Silver-spotted Skipper male -  Chantry Hill, Sussex 7-Aug-2013

Silver-spotted Skipper
Hesperia comma
Male
Photo © Neil Hulme

Silver-spotted Skipper male - Chantry Hill, Sussex 2-Aug-2013

Silver-spotted Skipper
Hesperia comma
Male Underside
Photo © Neil Hulme

Silver-spotted Skipper female - Mount Caburn -09082015

Silver-spotted Skipper
Hesperia comma
Female
Photo © Buchan Boy

Silver-spotted-Skipper- 5D34135 Aston Rowant Aug 2013

Silver-spotted Skipper
Hesperia comma
Female Underside
Photo © IainLeach

Silver-spotted Skipper ovum Aston Rownant 8-Sept-2013

Silver-spotted Skipper
Hesperia comma
Ovum
Photo © Tony Moore

Silver-spotted Skipper - larva - Thatcham - 16-Jul-13 (2) [REARED]

Silver-spotted Skipper
Hesperia comma
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Silver-spotted Skipper - pupa - Thatcham - 04-Aug-13 (2) [REARED]

Silver-spotted Skipper
Hesperia comma
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Skipper male, Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea, 10.06.2013

Large Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanus
Male
Photo © David M

Male Large Skipper. 16/6/2014. Arlington, East Sussex.

Large Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanus
Male Underside
Photo © badgerbob

Large Skipper Female - Chaldon, Surrey 12-June-10

Large Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanus
Female
Photo © Vince Massimo

Large Skipper (female), (Ochlodes faunus), West Sussex (19 June 2012)

Large Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanus
Female Underside
Photo © Mark Colvin

Large Skipper - ovum - Thatcham - 21-Jul-17 [REARED]-4

Large Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanus
Ovum
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Skipper - larva - Thatcham - 12-May-16 [REARED]

Large Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanus
Larva
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Skipper - pupa (male) - Thatcham - 27-May-16 [REARED]

Large Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanus
Pupa
Photo © Pete Eeles