Spialia phlomidis

Persian Skipper

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by Matt Rowlings

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

Field notes and information

A fairly large species from southeast Europe.

Identification & Similar species: It is a large bright species, that can fly with the similar orbed red underwing skipper S. orbifer. It can be separated by the size of its spots and a near continuous discal band on the underside hindwing.

Distribution & Flight: Southeast Europe, southwards from south Serbia and south Bulgaria. Flies in a single brood from late May and June. I've also seem them in very good condition in mid July which implies a partial second brood.

Habitat & Behaviour: It flies across very hot dry grassland with plenty of flowers.

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Macedonia, Greece, July 2004

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

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Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

Photo: phlomidis

Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013

Photo: phlomidis

Peloppensos, Greece, June 2013