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Small Skipper

Pictured: small skipper, thymelicus sylvestris

Notes from Jenyns: On the Devil’s Ditch sparingly: ~ more plentiful in Swaffham fen. ~ Barrington Hill. ~ Cherry Hinton~

200-year trend in CambridgeshireLittle change

Modern Records

Jenyns’ notebook shows this species to be quite plentiful 200 years ago, at least in a few locations around Cambridgeshire. It has likely always been fairly common in the county and continues to be widespread to this day. It is still sparing on the Devils Dyke, as a species which utilises denser grassland with long coarse grasses.

National records map

Small skipper national records map: https://species.nbnatlas.org/species/NHMSYS0000504515