As with the Dingy Skipper featured in the previous post, the Small Heath is as its name suggests, small and measures approximately 34 to 38mm across the wingspan. The first indication that you would probably get observing this species is a small butterfly with plain light tan coloured upper wings flying along close to the open ground. When it pitches the wings are always folded and measure about 18mm closed. With its small appearance and under wing colour it blends into the ground where it normally pitches. For such a delicate little thing it is quite hardy and can be found throughout the United Kingdom.