Thymelicus sylvestris - Small Skipper

Thymelicus-sylvestris-small-skipper | PTKbutterflies
Thymelicus-sylvestris-small-skipper | PTKbutterflies

Small, and very common, this butterfly species is encountered almost everywhere in Europe. It is easily overlooked among it's brighter relatives. 

It is so frequent, I have spent too little time trying to obtain photographs.

Note the differnces in the antennae tips compared with the Essex Skipper.

Thymelicus-sylvestris-small-skipper | PTKbutterflies