Silver-spotted Skipper

Hesperia comma


Switzerland, July 2010

Switzerland, July 2012

Female, Switzerland, September 2012

Female, October 2012

Male, July 2001, Val d'Aran

Underside, showing the brilliant silver spots: Val d'Aran, July 2003

These last two pictures from England

This butterfly appears late in the season for a skipper - usually July - and may remain on the wing in a single brood into October. In England it is a rare insect of rough chalk hills in the South. On the continent it is widespread and generally common on upland chalk.