two golden butterflies mating

Large Skippers. Photo: Brian Arnold

On  24/06/19 on one of his many visits to Godlingston Heath, Brian spotted these Large Skippers mating.

This lovely image is also very useful in that the tiny hooks on the antennae ,which is an ID tool for this species, are clearly visable.

This butterfly is usually on the wing in sunny weather between June- August in a variety of habitats.

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