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Carcharodus tripolinus

False Mallow Skipper

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Middle Atlas, Morocco, June 2005

 

Middle Atlas, Morocco, June 2005

 

Middle Atlas, Morocco, June 2005

 

Middle Atlas, Morocco, September 2001

 

Middle Atlas, Morocco, September 2001

 


This species is indistinguishable from the Mallow Skipper, C. alceae. The male genitalia do show significant differences which is why they are treated as different species. It flies in a narrow strip along the coast of southern Portugal and Spain and across north Africa. I claim these as tripolinus based on where I found them rather than any wing characteristics.

We've found them mostly in the Middle Atlas but also further west in the foothills of the High Atlas and in the Anti Atlas.

 

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