Large Skipper

Ochlodes venatus


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Male, Switzerland, July 2011



Female, September 2010



Spain, July 2011



Male, Switzerland, May 2011



Male, Switzerland, June 2012



Male, Switzerland, June 2012



Female on left, male on right, Switzerland, August 2012

Male, Switzerland, June 2005

Suffolk, long, long ago

Suffolk, long, long ago...

This is a species I associate with my childhood, hunting butterflies in summer Suffok meadows. It is common but a lovely insect, unmistakable for any other butterfly except perhaps the silver-spotted skipper, which has a very different underside and begins flying much later in the year. Only the male has the prominent brand in the centre of the forewings.