Large skipper - Ochlodes venatus

Upperside  

Family: Hesperiidae.

Flight Time: June-August

Size: 28-34mm

Altitude: 0-1800m

This is a common Summer species in the UK. Fast buzzing flight and a penchant for 'bombing' other species that pass through its territory are characteristic.

Possible confusion with Small skipper Thymelicus sylvestris and Essex skipper Thymelicus lineola unlikely due to chequered marks and larger size.

Underside

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Hesperia comma

Grasses

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Large skipper distribution

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