large skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus)
English: Description: Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus)
Deutsch: Beschreibung: Rostfarbiger Dickkopffalter (Ochlodes sylvanus)
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Location: Dresden-Heller (Saxony, Germany)
The large skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It was long known as Ochlodes venatus, but this is a Far Eastern relative. This species occurs throughout Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone (northern Asia, China and Japan) and in the Nearctic realm. In the British Isles it occurs in England, Wales, and south western Scotland. It can be found anywhere where wild grasses are allowed to grow tall. Hedgerows, woodland clearings and edges are favourites. Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Hesperiidae, Genus: Ochlodes, Species: Ochlodes sylvanus (Esper, 1777).
Papilio sylvanus Esper, 1777
Papilio melicerta Bergsträsser, 1780
Augiades venata faunus Turati, 1905
Ochlodes venatus faunus (Turati, 1905)
Ochlodes alexandra Hemming, 1934
Ochlodes esperi Verity, 1934