Large Skipper

Large Skipper (Ochlodes faunus): This butterfly is found in sheltered areas of grassland, where grasses grow tall. It emegres from June and has one generation each year. The caterpillars eat a variety of foodplants, including birds-foot trefoil and brambles. In autumn, the larva forms a stout tube from a grass stem in which to hibernate. In spring, the larvae resume feeding and the larval stage may last 330 days in total. The Large Skipper is an indicator of undisturbed habitat, since it requires long grasses all year round for larvae to be successful.

Large Skipper