Erynnis marloyi

Inky Skipper


by Matt Rowlings

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

Field notes and information

Identification & Similar species: Unmistakable. The hindwings are devoid of markings.

Distribution & Flight: Local from FYROM, Albania, Greece and many of the Greek islands in the eastern Aegean. Single brooded from late April to June.

Habitat & Behaviour: Dry rocky grassy places. It flies very rapidly in open country where it rests on rocks and is very hard to approach. When feeding they let their guard down enough to take pictures.

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Kozani, Greece, May 2004

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NW Greece, July 2016

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NW Greece, July 2016

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NW Greece, August 2008

Normally only single brooded, this is a very very late specimen or evidence of a partial second brood.

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Pelopennesos, Greece, June 2002

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Samos, Greece, June 2018

Larval food plant: Almond Leaved Pear Pyrus spinosa.

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NW Greece, August 2008

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Samos, Greece, June 2002