Spialia orbifer

Orbed Red Underwing Skipper

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by Matt Rowlings

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SW Serbia, June 2012

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S Greece, July 2007

Field notes and information

This species replaces the red underwing skipper S. sertorius in the east of its range.

Identification & Similar species: It is rather greener on the underside hindwing and the spots are more rounded than the very similar to the red underwing skipper S. sertorius which replaces the current species in the east.

Distribution & Flight: From Slovenia to the Czech Republic and eastwards down to Greece. It also flies on Sicily. Double brooded from May to August.

Habitat & Behaviour: It flies very fast and low in hot places and frequently rests on hot rocks and pebbles in full sunshine.

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NW Greece, August 2008

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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NW Greece, August 2008

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S Greece, July 2007

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SW Serbia, June 2012u

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SW Serbia, June 2012

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Pelopennesos, Greece, June 2002

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013