Lulworth Skipper

A single-generation representative of its kind whose front wings are up to 13 mm long, the Lulworth Skipper has taken habitat in territories that are of sylvan-steppe to scrubland character, but also in abandoned chalk mines. Within the Czech Republic, it can be found, e.g. in the Central Bohemian Uplands, in the Elbe valley, in the Pálava Hills, and elsewhere. That said, it occurs in highly isolated spots. The Lulworth Skipper is a critically endangered butterfly species. This only exacerbates its dependence on more mature stages of succession - i.e. the period during which sites with short-stemmed plants are being taken over by high-stemmed vegetation – shrubbery and saplings.

 

Lulworth Skipper

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