Ochlodes venatus

Large Skipper

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by Matt Rowlings

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SW Serbia, June 2012

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Var, France, July 2010

Field notes and information

A widespread and common species.

Identification & Similar species: A large "golden skipper" separated from the similar silver spotted skipper H. comma by the lack of silver spots on the underside hindwing found in that species.

Distribution & Flight: Europe, absent from northern UK and northern Scandinavia and parts of southern Spain. Single, possibly double, brooded found early in the year in May through to August.

Habitat & Behaviour: Grassy places, usually with bushes or trees and often with damp areas. They fly powerfully and are sometimes territorial.

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N Sweden, July 2010

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2011

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Piedmont, Italy, July 2012

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2013

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Monte Baldo, Italy, July 2014

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Vaud, Switzlerand, June 2009

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Vaud, Switzlerand, August 2006

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Vaud, Switzerland, June 2011

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NW Greece, August 2008

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Vaud, Switzlerand, June 2009

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Valais, Switzlerand, July 2005

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Vaud, Switzlerand, August 2006

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Valais, Switzlerand, June 2008

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Valais, Switzlerand, June 2006