A small butterfly with a low, darting flight, the Dingy Skipper (Erynnis tages)can be found on Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) – its usual foodplant in all habitats. This moth-like butterfly is found in open, sunny habitats like chalk grassland, sand dunes, heathland and waste ground. It emerges in May and can have a second brood in August if the weather is good. In dull weather and at night, the dingy skipper perches on top of dead flowerheads in a moth-like fashion; it curves its wings in a way that is not seen in other butterflies.
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