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Large skipper (male and female) The male is below, you can see the dark diagonal scent mark across the forewing and the wing tips are more pointed in the male. The abdomen is broader on the female to accommodate her eggs.<br />
Alverstone Mead Nature Reserve, Isle of Wight. Geotagged,Isle of Wight,Large Skipper,Ochlodes sylvanus,Summer,United Kingdom,butterflies Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Large skipper (male and female)

The male is below, you can see the dark diagonal scent mark across the forewing and the wing tips are more pointed in the male. The abdomen is broader on the female to accommodate her eggs.
Alverstone Mead Nature Reserve, Isle of Wight.

    comments (3)

  1. Amazing summer scene :) Posted 4 months ago
    1. I couldn't believe my luck, getting the two together! Posted 4 months ago
  2. So perfect, Claire! Posted 4 months ago

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The Large Skipper is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family, which occurs throughout Europe. It was long known as ''Ochlodes venata'', but this is a Far Eastern relative. There is still some dispute whether this species should be considered a distinct species or included in ''O. venata'' as a subspecies.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Jul 10, 2018. Captured Jul 10, 2018 10:23 in Burnt House Ln, Sandown PO36 0HB, UK.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO1250
  • 400mm