57.001 .... B&F 1532
Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....Previously very scarce, bordering on very rare in Nottinghamshire. The Dingy Skipper has rapidly increased its range since 2003, utilising the remaining network of former mineral railway lines to spread eastwards across the county. Now found at most (if not all) of the county's former colliery sites including Annesley, Annesley-Bentinck, Bestwood, Bevercotes, Bilsthorpe, Calverton, Clipstone, Crown Farm, Gedling, Linby, Newstead, Ollerton, Rufford, Shirebrook, Silverhill and Warsop Main.
Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top May 2011
Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top May 2007
Early stages                            
Ova/egg. Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top, June 2022.
3rd instar larva. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter, June 2022.
4th instar larva. Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top, July 2022.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dingy Skipper
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Steve Horne. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Lound Moth Group. Duncan Lyon. David Shaw. Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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