Do you remember my Orange beauty? If not, you are free to click on the link. There I asked your help to identify this butterfly. The responses were 56% in favor of Small Skipper. Well, today I met again with this wonderful thing. He rested on a white clover flower, waiting to be photographed. This time I’ve been able to see it better! By comparing what I’ve seen with Wikipedia data I’ve managed to identify him as Small Skipper
It has a rusty orange color to the wings, upper body and the tips of the antennae. The body is a silver white below.This butterfly is very similar in appearance to the Essex skipper (Thymelicus lineola). In the small skipper, the undersides of the tips of the antennae are yellow, while they are black in the Essex skipper.(wikipedia)
It’s not a real macro photo but it’s a nice close-up so I’ll share this with Macro Monday Challenge.
Have you seen this butterfly in your area?