The Large Skipper (Ochlodes faunus - syn: Ochlodes sylvanus / Groot dikkopje) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family, which occurs throughout Europe. In Belgium it is the most common member of this family and the most easy to recognise. The faint chequered pattern on both the upperside and underside help to distinguish this species from other simalar species. It is a fairly active little butterfly and in sunny weather it is attracted to various flowers.
Image: Broechem (B) - 8/06/2010
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