It is some kind of grass skipper, which you can tell by how the wings are held. Skippers count as butterflies, but they are distinct from 'true butterflies'.
|This one was quite unusually tolerant of me today. Wing patterns in enough detail I could probably look up the species... Anyway, let's hope the what's-new chooses to display it.|
LATER: Looks at some pictures, but nobody has as much orange on them as this one does... that's all right; means it was special...
One site used the word "specimen" a lot, and many of their pictures were spread-eagle, pinned above cards. It's so sad to see one splayed out like that, since only a corpse does that...
|I read somewhere that woodland skipper is a good guess hereabouts, and they do at least have the light fringiness... I don't dare promise anything about markings in general...|