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Large SkipperOchlodes venata
|Male, 7 June 1980||Female, 28 June 1983|
Large Skipper is found on umimproved grassland, road verges, hedgerows,
woodland rides and clearings. The main larval foodplant is Cocksfoot
grass (Dactylis glomerata), and False Brome (Brachypodium
sylvaticum) may also be used.
|25 June 1977|
The species is common in our area, and under no apparent threat at
Flight PeriodEarly June to late July. Occasionally there are some very fresh specimens seen towards the end of the normal flight period.
DistributionThroughout the area, but commonest in the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean.