Silver-spotted skipper

Hesperia comma pallida

A larger skipper with a wingspan of 28-37 mm, females tend to be larger, the colour is a light orange-brown with numerous blue, yellow, and white markings, especially on the undersides; the forewings are pointed and the hindwings are slightly concave, could be confused with the large skipper. The silver-spotted lives in open grassy places, dry meadows, forest edges, sandy places, and on stony slopes. Host plants include legumes and grasses such as birdsfoot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), crown-vetches (Coronilla spp.), bromes (Bromus spp.), velvet-grasses (Holcus spp.), fescues (Festuca spp.), ray-grasses (Lolium spp.), as well as sedges (Carex spp.). It flies July through early October, the flight is fast, darting, and close to the ground.

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