Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus)

Male Large Skippers are most often found perching in a prominent, sunny position. Both sexes may be seen feeding on flowers, Bramble being a favourite. Males have a thick black line through centre of the fore –  wing.  The presence of a chequered pattern on both sides of the wing distinguishes this species from the similar Small and Essex Skippers, which fly at the same time. It can be seen from late May to August.