A female Chequered Skipper, Scotland. © 2013 - 2022 Steven Cheshire.
The Chequered Skipper became extinct in Warwickshire in the 19th Century and was declared extinct in England in 1976.
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The larval foodplants of English colonies prior to their extinction included False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) and Tor Grass (Brachypodium pinnatum).
The primary larval food plant for Scottish colonies is Purple Moor-grass (Molinia caerulea). Other known foodplants include Hairy Brome (Bromus ramosus), Wood Small Reed (Calamagrostis epigejos), Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus pratensis) and Timothy Grass (Phleum pratense).