Carcharodus baeticus

Southern Marbled Skipper

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by Matt Rowlings

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Malaga, Spain, July 2013

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Bouches du Rhône, France, July 2010

Field notes and information

Local in southwest Europe. There are a number of similar species.

Identification & Similar species: The underside hindwing has 2 continuous pale bands on a slightly darker ground colour. The outer band is lighly scalloped on the outer edge. The key difference with the similar marbled skipper lavatherae are the pale lined veins.

Distribution & Flight: Spain, south France and in Italy in Sicily, Appenines and the northwest. Now extinct in Switzerland.

Habitat & Behaviour: Hot dry grassy slopes with rocks and scrub.

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Bouches du Rhône, France, July 2010

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Cadiz, Spain, October 2014

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Bouches du Rhône, France, July 2010

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Sierra Nevada, Spain, July 2013

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Cadiz, Spain, October 2014

A mating dance

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S Spain, May 2008

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Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011

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Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011

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Bouches du Rhône, France, July 2010

With the larval food plant.

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Bouches du Rhône, France, July 2010

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Bouches du Rhône, France, July 2010

Altitude 100m. Eggs were laid on this plant, probably white horehound, Marrubium vulgare, that was nestingling under the protection of these Jujube (Thorn) bushes, Ziziphus lotus.

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Bouches du Rhône, France, July 2010

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S Spain, May 2008

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S Spain, April 2009

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Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011

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Bouches du Rhône, France, July 2010

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S Spain, May 2008

Altitude 100m.

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Montes Universales, Spain, August 2003

White lined veins of underside hindwing just about visible from this angle.

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Catalonia, Spain, August 2003