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Carterocephalus palaemon (Arctic skipper)

Synonyms: Carterocephalus albinotica; Carterocephalus conjuncta; Carterocephalus infralba; Cyclopides aurantia; Cyclopides circumcincta; Cyclopides esperi; Cyclopides excessa; Cyclopides luteaexcessa; Cyclopides lutearestricta; Cyclopides restricta; Pamphila bolleni; Pamphila borealis; Pamphila carrueli; Pamphila confluens; Pamphila depuncta; Pamphila ederi; Pamphila extrema; Pamphila freyi; Pamphila habeneyi; Pamphila luteana; Pamphila melicertes; Pamphila nigra; Pamphila pulchra; Papilio brontes; Papilio paniscus

Wikipedia Abstract

The chequered skipper or Arctic skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon) is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae.
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Wing Span [1]  1.0 inches (.025 m)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alpi Veglia e Devero - Monte Giove 37357 Italy  
Alte Valli Pesio e Tanaro 27869 Italy  
Ardgour Pinewoods 4071 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Bassin de la Houille en amont de Gedinne (Gedinne) 3423 Belgium  
Bassin supérieur de la Vire et du Ton (Aubange; Messancy; Musson; Saint-Léger; Virton) 5987 Belgium  
Ben Nevis 23023 Scotland, United Kingdom
Camp militaire d'Elsenborn (Büllingen; Bütgenbach) 6324 Belgium  
Davert 5506 Germany  
DELTA EVROU 31031 Greece  
Fagnes de Samrée et de Tailles (Houffalize; La Roche-en-Ardenne; Vielsalm) 2126 Belgium  
Forêt d'Anlier (Habay; Léglise; Martelange) 18670 Belgium  
Forêts de Muno (Bouillon; Florenville) 1386 Belgium  
Forêts et marais bajociens de Baranzy à Athus (Aubange; Musson) 2015 Belgium  
Glen Creran Woods 1739 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Haute vallée de la Lienne (Lierneux; Manhay) 948 Belgium  
La Calestienne entre Frasnes et Doische (Couvin; Doische; Philippeville; Viroinval) 6579 Belgium  
Löstertal 551 Germany  
Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods 4341 Scotland, United Kingdom
Marais de la Haute-Semois et Bois de Heinsch (Arlon; Attert; Etalle; Habay) 4697 Belgium  
Noswendeler Bruch 368 Germany  
Pirin 99722 Bulgaria  
Prims 1485 Germany  
Rila 200269 Bulgaria  
Schwalenberger Wald 6736 Germany  
Steinbruch Vellern 35 Germany  
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Umgebung Gräfinthal 131 Germany  
Vallée de l'Eau Blanche à Virelles (Chimay; Couvin; Froidchapelle) 3354 Belgium  
Vallée de la Hulle (Gedinne) 3738 Belgium  
Vitosha 67608 Bulgaria  
Vogelschutzgebiet Davert 5506 Germany  
Wadrilltal 452 Germany  
Wolferskopf 1025 Germany  


Prey / Diet

Ajuga reptans (common bugle)[2]
Brachypodium pinnatum (heath false brome)[2]
Brachypodium sylvaticum (slender false brome)[2]
Calamagrostis purpurea[3]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[2]
Cynosurus cristatus (crested dogstail grass)[2]
Hyacinthoides non-scripta (English bluebell)[2]
Molinia caerulea (purple moorgrass)[2]
Plantago lanceolata (narrowleaf plantain)[2]
Shepherdia canadensis (russet buffalo-berry)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)1
Amphipoea lucens (Large Ear Moth)1
Aporia crataegi (Black-veined White Butterfly)1
Boloria aquilonaris (Cranberry Fritillary)1
Boloria selene (Silver-bordered fritillary)2
Callistege mi (Mother Shipton Moth)1
Cervus elaphus (wapiti or elk)1
Cheilosia fraterna1
Cheilosia longula1
Coenonympha pamphilus (Small Heath Butterfly)2
Coenonympha tullia (California ringlet)1
Epiblema scutulana1
Erebia aethiops (Scotch Argus)2
Helophilus trivittatus (Sun Fly)1
Hemaris tityus (Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth)1
Hipparchia semele (Grayling)2
Melitaea cinxia (Glanville Fritillary)2
Melitaea diamina (False Heath Fritillary)1
Mellicta athalia1
Ochropleura plecta (flame-shouldered dart)1
Papilio machaon (Old World swallowtail)1
Pararge aegeria (Speckled Wood Butterfly)1
Parasemia plantaginis (Wood Tiger Moth)1
Pieris napi (Green-veined White Butterfly)1
Pyrgus malvae (Grizzled Skipper)1
Thymelicus acteon (Lulworth Skipper)2
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)1
Vanessa atalanta (red admiral)1


Lanius excubitor (Northern Shrike)[4]
Libellula quadrimaculata (Four-spotted Skimmer)[4]
Phygadeuon alaskensis (Ichneumon Wasp)[4]
Phylloscopus borealis (Arctic Warbler)[4]
Poecile hudsonicus (Boreal Chickadee)[4]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Butterflies of Canada, Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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