Butterflies - Mid Wales

Large skipper

A long-grass species. The large skipper readily colonises long grass areas if a sizeable patch is left in the garden. The caterpillars feed on various species of grasses. This butterfly can be recognised by its circle of yellow blotches on the forewing.

Name: Large Skipper

Latin: Ochlodes venata

Family: Hesperiidae

Origin: Wales

Food plant: Grass