Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)
Cheshire local information
When to see: July-August
Where to see: Rough grassland
Caterpillar food plant: Yorkshire-fog (Holcus lanatus), Creeping Soft-grass (Holcus mollis), Timothy (Phleum pratense)
Cheshire status: A common and widespread resident, although virtually unknown in the county prior to the mid-1970ís. Single-brooded flying from late June to mid-August. Most numerous in lowland areas of rough grassland, but also recorded in smaller numbers in the Pennine foothills.