Essex Skipper

This skipper’s oval eggs are pale greenish-yellow, flattened above and below with slightly depressed tops. Caterpillars are green, with yellowish incisions between their rings; each with a dorsal, darker green stripe and yellow lateral lines. A larva’s head is pale brown striped with darker brown. Elongate chrysalids are yellowish-green, and each has a dark dorsal stripe seen in caterpillars.

Essex skipper

Essex skipper

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8 Responses to Essex Skipper

  1. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Beautiful photo

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  2. Wonderful image, Michael!

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  3. Anne says:

    A fantastic photograph!

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