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Carterocephalus palaemon (Pallas, 1771) Species

Last modified: July 7, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

A local species in Flanders, currently only some populations in the Kempen known, in the south of Belgium more widespread but there also vulnerable.


Family: Hesperiidae > Subfamily: Heteropterinae > Genus: Carterocephalus > Species: Carterocephalus palaemon
Vernacular names
Bont dikkopje (NL), Chequered Skipper (EN), Hespérie échiquier (FR), Gelbwürfeliger Dickkopffalter (DE)
Carterocephalus paniscus (Fabricius, 1775)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 20 (as Steropes Panicus [sic]). view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from early May till the end of June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Molinia caerulea

The larva lives on several species of Poaceae, like Molinia, Brachypodium, and Calamagrostis.

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