ClassInsecta GenusCarcharodus PhylumArthropoda OrderButterflies and moths
SimilarCarcharodus, Carcharodus flocciferus, Carcharodus alceae, Butterflies and moths, Large grizzled skipper
Carcharodus lavatherae, the marbled skipper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found from the Rhine Rift Valley in central Germany up to North Africa and from south-eastern France up to Anatolia.
The wingspan is 28–34 mm. The butterfly gives one generation per year and flies from May to July depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Stachys recta and Sideritis scordioides in Southern Europe.