Friday, 7 October 2011

Lulworth Skippers

At the beginning of July, John and I went in search of Lulworth Skippers which are confined to the south facing chalk hills and cliffs of Dorset. Having visited Lulworth Cove without success we decided to try Durlston Country Park at Swanage. Here we were much more successful and were treated to some very close views.

Male Lulworth Skipper

Female Lulworth Skipper.
The female has a characteristic golden crescent on the forewing.

The female Lulworth Skippers lay their eggs within curled Tor Grass leaves as seen below.


John also took some video of the Lulworth Skippers which can viewed below:-

1 comment:

  1. Nice captures - love that first one. Great colors.