57.009 .... B&F 1531
Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus (Esper, 1777) 
Status ..... A common and widespread butterfly over much of Nottinghamshire and another species with records showing a slight westerly-bias, which may be the result of recorder coverage. Although it is never found in numbers at any single area, the Large Skipper occurs widely on various brownfield sites, along woodland edges and woodland rides, in grassy meadows and roadside verges. Occasionally, they often appear briefly in urban gardens, where they visit nectar-bearing flowers.
Male, photographed at Hills and Holes SSSI, Market Warsop July 2012
Male, photographed at Eakring Flash June 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Large Skipper 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Meg Skinner. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Martin Harvey. Pauline Bradford. Nottingham City Council. Darren Matthews. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Jim Flanagan. Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Peter Acton. Barry Lygo. Graham Birkett. Tom Shields. Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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