I took this picture of an Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola) from the front to show how sweet this butterfly is – isn’t it cute? This butterfly is feasting on Hawkbit nectar. Essex Skipper caterpillars feed on Cock’s-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Creeping Soft-grass (Holcus mollis), Common Couch Grass (Elytrigia repens), Timothy (Phleum pratense), Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus pratensis), False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), and Tor-grass (Brachypodium pinnatum).

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