Ochlodes venata   Large Skipper








Ochlodes venata

I had seen quite a few of these butterflies on a trip to Gaitbarrows for plants and then photographed this female basking on a leaf of our apple tree. This was the first time I had seen this species in our garden.

Our Garden, Cheshire 13th June 2004

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Added on 3rd October 2004, amended January 30th 2005, updated 19th Nov 2014