Carcharodus lavatherae - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



West of Rocamadour, 23 June 2009
Carcharodus lavatherae Adult - set specimen


© Alec Harmer

Carcharodus lavatherae (Esper, 1783)

Marbled Skipper
L'Hespérie de l'épiaire

Wingspan: 29-36mm

A univoltine butterfly on the wing from May to July. A species of rough grassland and open scrub only recorded from calcareous meadows near Rocamadour. This is the first record of this species for the Lot.

The larva feeds on Stachys recta, Sideritis hirsuta the latter being present in the meadow where the specimen was found.


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