Sunday, 22 June 2014

Large Skipper

The Large Skipper Butterfly (Ochlodes venata)

The Large is usually one of the first Skipper species to fly in Summer and the flight times are recorded as early June to late August. A very common species that lives in colonies over rough grassland. A small species 33 to 35mm, which can be found throughout England and Wales.

My first sightings are normally mid June.
NB: the male (as opposed to the female) always perches with its forewing in the dihedral position.

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

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14 comments:

  1. loving the colouring and markings on these Skippers Roy; grand photography

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  2. Cracking set of images Roy. A beautiful little butterfly, seeing quite a few on the wing now...[;o)

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  3. ron wat een geweldig mooie serie heb je hiervan gemaakt

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  4. Lovely looking Butterfly when you get to see them up close, seen my first one this week too, they seem to have a green tinge (is that the right word !) to their body when the sun is shining on them.
    Great set of photos.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda.
      Yes it looks a bit like dull green to me, but tinge will do.{:))

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  5. Hey Roy... Seems like your first sighting is just about on time!! I like there big bulging eye!!
    Haven't seen any skippers yet . Some butterflies, but bee's and butterflies are on the low count!!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG.
      Butterflies are doing quite well here this year.

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  6. Looked at the title and expected to see a fat, jolly boat owner ;)
    Great shots Roy.

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  7. Lovely captures of a very small butterfly :-)

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