A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Levantine skipper

A fantastic photo from Jordan Blakesley. A difficult subject to identify but I suspect a levantine skipper. Not much difference between this and a small skipper but the underside of the antennae are orange whereas the small skipper is brown. Thymelicus hyrax. My reference book says "olive groves, vineyards and various hot and dry scrubby grasslands up to 1700 m in the far east; mostly between 600 & 800 m in Greece, but at lower levels on the islands. Nice one Jord!

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