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just beautiful: A skipper or skipper butterfly is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. They are named after their quick, darting flight habits.

The latest research now suggests that these pesticides might be negatively impacting the numbers of butterflies across many parts of Britain.The analysis indicated decline in numbers of 15 out of 17 butterfly species, including small skipper, small tortoiseshell and wall butterfly, due to use of neonicotinoids.

My wife and I were hanging out in our gardens yesterday just before dark when she spotted this female white-banded crab spider (Misumenoides formosipes) with a kill - in this case a Red-spotted Purple. I ran to get my camera before the daylight completely faded and managed to get a few shots. We are always amazed at the size of the prey that these small spiders can handle. The females in our gardens regularly take honeybees and skippers, but I have never seen them handle large butterflies…

https://flic.kr/p/PcTHWA | Thymelicus sylvestris | The Small Skipper ❄ MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 ❄ TO ALL MY FLICKR FRIENDS!

Cherry Pin Looms From Blue Butterfly, Wooden Pin Loom, Frame Loom, Pin Weaving Loom, Easy Weaver Looms

Blue Butterfly Originals “Skipper” Pin Looms in a wide selection of sizes! Available in: 2x2, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, 12x12, 2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 4x6, 4x8, 6x8 Steel pin and native cherry hardwood hand looms. Hand-crafted in Indiana by Alan Hokenson of Blue Butterfly Originals. Comes with weaving needle and instructions. Miniature weaving looms and small hand-looms, so popular from the 1930’s into the early 1970’s, are happily making a come-back in the craft world. Versatile and portable, projects can…

https://flic.kr/p/fncA6t | Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) | One of my favourite butterflies (just look at that cute teddy face!) and lovely to have seen a few Skippers around this year! :)

Macro photography – small skipper butterfly | Simon Hawketts's Photo ...

Small skipper egg