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Large Skipper (Ochlodes faunus)

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A small widespread butterfly with a darting flight. Upperwings orange with brown margins with a few pale orange spots. Males have thick black line through centre of fore-wing. Undersides have faint orange spots unlike bright silver spots in Silver-spotted Skipper. Bramble is a favourite plant. The presence of a faint chequered pattern on both sides of the wings distinguishes this species from the similar Small and Essex Skippers, which fly at the same time. The Large Skipper is widespread in southern Britain Picture taken at Hinxworth 22nd July 2011

23rd Sep 2011 by Diane Earl

Biology, Environmental Science

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Geocode: Hinxworth

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