Quarries, limestone grasslands, boglands.
Uncommon outside the Mid-west.
Bird's foot trefoil.
28-34mm (1.10 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]
Until the recent discovery of the Essex Skipper, this was thought to be the only Skipper species in Ireland (the UK has several). It is a dull speckled brown moth-like species.
It is uncommon in Ireland. In sunny weather it can be seen to be a fast flyer.