Special features: At rest, the large skipper assumes a moth-like stance, with its forewings and hind wings held apart at different angles.
The males, like the one above, have a black line running diagonally through their forewing. In the females this is absent. The rest of the wings have a mottled appearance. The males are at their most active in mid-morning when they patrol their territories in search of a female.
Latin name: Ochlodes venata
Size: Wingspan approximately 35mms.
Distribution: Found in England, Wales and southern Scotland.
Months seen: May to September
Habitat: Rough grassland and woodlands.