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

HESPERIIDAE

Hesperiinae

Las Descargues, 31 May 2009
Carterocephalus palaemon Adult

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© Alan Martin

Carterocephalus palaemon (Pallas, 1771)

Chequered Skipper
L'Hespérie du brome

Wingspan: 28-30mm

A univoltine species flying from May to July. Recorded from the Fournanty Plateau and from broadleaved woodland sites around Las Descargues. A species of open woodland, woodland clearings, rides and margins.

The larva feeds on various grasses.

 

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