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Large Skipper

Ochlodes sylvanus

Description:

Like many other skippers, the male of this species alternates between perching, patrolling, basking and feeding. Patrolling behaviour is normally exhibited late-morning, with perching behaviour the norm in the early morning and afternoon. When perching, the males will defend their territory vigorously, and see off any butterfly that intrudes. Typical perches are sunlit leaves at a height of around a metre from the ground.

Notes:

male

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2 Comments

Lavi
Lavi 7 years ago

Tnx DrNamgyalT.Sherpa!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Lovely!

Lavi
Spotted by
Lavi

Zagreb, Croatia

Spotted on May 24, 2015
Submitted on May 24, 2015

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