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Mallow Skipper

(Carcharodus alceae)


Male 13/03/08 Rhône (69)

09/07/10 Rhône (69)

10/04/16 Rhône (69)

14/04/09 Rhône (69)

12/05/10 Rhône (69)

26/08/08 Rhône (69)

Male 20/05/10 Rhône (69)

Female 21/08/14 Rhône (69)

12/08/12 Aude (11)


C.alceae is probably the most widespread and easiest to observe of all the local skippers even though it is not a very high density species. If disturbed, the male will buzz off swiftly but will return to the same or a nearby perch. The upperside markings are quite a complicated mixture of black, browns and greys. Occasionally there are quite pronounced whitish markings on the upperside of the hindwings, and the butterfly thus resembles other Carcharodus species more closely.  

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