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Carline skipper

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Hesperiidae
Scientific name  Pyrgus carlinae
Phylum  Arthropoda phylum
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Pyrgus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Rosy grizzled skipper, Dusky grizzled skipper, Cinquefoil skipper, Alpine grizzled skipper, Foulquier's grizzled skipper

The carline skipper (Pyrgus carlinae) is a butterfly and a species of the skipper (family Hesperiidae). It is only found in southwestern areas of the Alps and can be an abundant species within this restricted range.

As with most Pyrgus species, the carline skipper can be difficult to identify in the field. The dark brown upper forewings are marked with relatively small white markings but can usually be separated from the olive skipper (Pyrgus serratulae) by a c-shaped white mark close to the costa and the reddish-brown, not olive green, colour of the under hindwings, with a large square pale spot close to the margin. The wingspan is 26–28 mm. The adults are on the wing from June to August.

The larval food plant is spring cinquefoil.


Carline skipper Wikipedia

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