view of a Large Skipper and a flower beetle on a bramble flower

Large Skipper. Photo: George McCabe

When George was walking the Nottington path near Weymouth on 20/06/18 he came across this lovely sight. A female Large Skipper in the company of a flower beetle, Oedemera Noblis.

This is one of the largest of our “golden” skippers and, like these other skippers, the male has a distinctive sex brand on its forewings containing specialised scent scales.

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