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Chequered Skipper

(Carterocephalus palaemon)

 

04/06/06 Jura (39)

04/06/06 Jura (39)

04/06/06 Jura (39)

04/06/06 Jura (39)

23/06/07 Valais, Switzerland

I have found this species flying in damp meadows in the Jura, a département in eastern France with plenty of fantastic natural beauty and landscape. Like other skippers the males are typically territorial and pick favourite perches from which to defend their territory, speedily buzzing into the air to chase away any intruders to their patch!

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