The Skipper family of Butterflies (Hesperiidae)

These are the Skipper family of Butterflies that Lorraine and I have spotted so far in either our Garden or the bank at the back of the garden since we began back in late July 2000. Where possible we try to image the different sexes if there is an obvious difference between them.
They are presented in the order in which we usually first see them. 
Lorraine and I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures - even though they are probably not the best ever taken of Butterflies!  

Large Skipper Butterfly
Ochlodes  venatus

The Large Skipper is quite widespread across England and Wales and into the southern border of Scotland. Grasses are its main food plant as if likes grasslands, pastures, open woodlands and road side verges amongst many habitats. There is one brood per year with adults emerging around late May into July but petering out by early august. The Large Skipper has a chequered pattern on its wings and the Male has a dark line running centrally in the upper wing whilst the Female has no such dark line. Despite its name the Large Skipper, like all Skippers, are quite small butterflies and unlike most butterflies the upper and lower wings overlap.