Marbled Skipper

Latin name: Charcarodus lavatherae

This butterfly is distinguished from related species by the colour of dorsal face of the wing, green-brown, or brown-yellow with green tints. Females lay eggs on flowers of woundwort (Stachys spp.). On very warm days, males suck the water from moist places (wet sand, edges of ponds, etc.). The butterflies fly in the second half of May until late July. Their preferred habitat is dry meadows rich in shrubs, and steppe grasslands on calcareous soils. The species is rare, threatened through habitat destruction or modification.


Wing span: 30-34 mm

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