TQ2948 : Essex Skipper on thistle

taken 9 years ago, near to South Nutfield, Surrey, Great Britain

Essex Skipper on thistle
Essex Skipper on thistle
It is seldom you get the chance to definitely distinguish an Essex Skipper from a Small Skipper, but here the butterfly has obligingly let me look up its nose. Small Skippers have antennae tips black above, brown below, Essex black all round.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 2 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2944 4886 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.4560N 0:8.8646W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 29446 48866
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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