33 - 35mm
The Large Skipper is a mixture of bright orange, with darker outer edges and patches, giving an overall mottled appearance. The male has a well-defined black streak across the upper forewings which contain the sexual scent glands. The underwings are similar but lighter and have a greenish tinge, the upper orange patches showing very pale.
The Large Skipper is on the wing in mid-June throughout July, but in good years it can appear as early as late May and certainly extend into early August.
The Large Skipper favours bramble flowers and other flowers growing in rough grassland, although nectaring is not an important activity.