Roy Lowry's photos with the large skipper

Large Skipper (m)

Large Skipper (m)
First skipper of 2016 was this male large skipper seen at Burton Mere Wetlands. His gender is shown by the dark line of scent scales on the upper wing surface.
Added on June  2, 2016

Confused?

Confused?
A small tortoiseshell butterfly paying surprisingly close attention to a large skipper that it had been following around for a considerable time.
Added on July  1, 2014

Male Large Skipper

Male Large Skipper
I've already posted a male large skipper, but I couldn't resist posting this image of him feeding on such a beautiful flower.
Added on June 14, 2014

Large Skipper Female Underwing

Large Skipper Female Underwing
A second shot of the same butterfly in the previous shot, which is how I know she's a she. This shows the underside of both wings with lighter spots on the hindwing that are absent from the small skipper. Thanks to Minty I now know that these also show sh…
Added on June 14, 2014

Large Skipper Female Topside

Large Skipper Female Topside
I am slowly learning the differences between small and large skippers thanks largely to the UK Butterflies web site. In a nutshell, small skippers are much plainer and have bicoloured antennae. The sex was determined from the absence of the band of scent…
Added on June 14, 2014

Male Large Skipper

Male Large Skipper
This delightful butterfly had probably just emerged and was resting alongside the boardwalk at Burton Mere. I have difficulty confidently differentiating large skippers from small skippers (which are almost the same size!), but the have come to a conclusi…
Added on June  7, 2014