Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae

1531 (ABH57.009) Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus (=faunus), (Esper, 1779)

KR06930

Monks Wood (female)
Monks Wood (female)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood (female)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Monks Wood (Male)
Monks Wood (Male)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
(male)
(male)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bernwood Forest (male)
Bernwood Forest (male)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: M: 29-34mm, F: 31-36mm
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Purple Moor-grass (Molinia caerulea), False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), grasses
Flying: One generation, June-mid August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Damp, open grassy areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 183 (67.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 May to 03 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 26 June to 18 July

Similar Species
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris
Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill
 Photo © Hazel Orbell
Silver-spotted Skipper Hesperia comma


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5