Carterocephalus silvicolus

Northern Chequered Skipper

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Photo: silvicolus

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: silvicolus

N Sweden, June 2010

Field notes and information

A distinctive skipper with yellow markings. It has a particularly long abdomen relative to the size of the wings giving it a rather primitive look.

Identification & Similar species: Can only be confused with the chequered skipper C. palaemon. The veins on the forewing of that species are brown and cut through the orange patches. The male of the current species has reduced, isolated brown spots on the forewing.

Distribution & Flight: North Germany and Poland. Central Scandinavia and the Baltic states. Flies late May to early July.

Habitat & Behaviour: Light woodland, usually in damp meadows.

Photo: silvicolus

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: silvicolus

N Sweden, June 2010

Photo: silvicolus

N Sweden, June 2010

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N Sweden, June 2010

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N Sweden, June 2010