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



Las Descargues, 29 August 2009
Carcharodus alceae Adult


© Robin Howard

Carcharodus alceae (Esper, 1780)

Mallow Skipper
La Grisette

Wingspan: 28-34mm

A plurivoltine species on the wing from March to October. Recorded from the meadows at Las Descargues, Lac Tolerme and the Causse. A species of floristically-rich meadows, gardens, roadside verges and the margins of agricultural land.

The larva feeds on Malva, Althaea, Alcea, Lavatera.