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Large Skipper

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Large Skipper

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.

Food: Nectar.

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