Trisha Shetty

Carcharodus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Pyrginae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
Family  Hesperiidae
Tribe  Carcharodini
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Carcharodus lavatherae, Carcharodus flocciferus, Carcharodus orientalis, Carcharodus baeticus, Carcharodus tripolinus

False mallowskipper carcharodus tripolina


Carcharodus is a Palearctic genus of skippers in the family Hesperiidae.

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Ichneumonidae hyposoter ebeninus parasitizes carcharodus alceae


Description

This genus includes medium-sized, brown spotted skippers.

Distribution

Carcharodus Butterflies of Europe Carcharodus flocciferus

They are widespread in central and southern Europe, in North Africa and in temperate Asia from northern India up to southern Siberia.

Habitat

Carcharodus European Lepidoptera and their ecology Carcharodus alceae

These skippers can be found in meadows, trails and other sunny, warm locations. They fly in the sunshine and often visit flowers to drink nectar. The larvae feed on various herbs of several different plant families, including Malvaceae and Lamiaceae.

Species

Carcharodus Photo 39261 Carcharodus floccifera
  • Carcharodus alceae Esper, 1780
  • Carcharodus tripolina Verity, 1925
  • Carcharodus lavatherae Esper, 1783
  • Carcharodus baeticus Rambur, 1840
  • Carcharodus floccifera Zeller, 1847
  • Carcharodus orientalis Reverdin, 1913
  • Carcharodus stauderi Reverdin, 1913
  • Carcharodus dravira Moore, 1875

  • Carcharodus European Lepidoptera and their ecology Carcharodus flocciferus
    Carcharodus Carcharodus alceae
    Carcharodus Carcharodus stauderi on euroButterflies by Matt Rowlings

    References

    Carcharodus Wikipedia


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