Latin name - Ochlodes sylvanus
Flight period - June until August
Wingspan 3 to 3.5 cm, 1.2 to 1.4 inch.
The large skipper is our largest skipper often seen flying at high speed over grassy areas. It has orange upperwings edged with large, dark brown patches and dotted with small, light orange patches. The male has a small black stripe in the middle of the forewing. It is larger, chunkier and darker brown than the similar Small Skipper. Also the antennae of the Large Skipper tend to be pointed and hooked unlike the Small Skipper. The best place to find the Large Skipper is in areas where Bramble and uncut tall grasses can be found. Adults drink nectar from flowers; favourites include bramble. Caterpillars eat various coarse grasses, particularly cock's-foot.