A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Oriental Marbled Skipper

The Oriental Skipper is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece, east to Asia Minor, northern Iran, Ukraine, the Caucasus to Kazachstan and Turkmenistan. There is a disjoint population in northern Hungary. In the south it is also found in Wadi Al Hisha and Israel.

The length of the forewings is 14-15 mm. Adults are on wing from April to August in two generations.

The Larva feeds on woundworts.


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