Appendix A: (Hesperiidae / Pyrginae)
57.0011 [B&F: 1533] Mallow Skipper (Carcharodus alceae) (Esper, 1780)

 

Notes: Two were found in Surrey in 1923, where they were considered to have been introduced accidentally, and given this species is not considered to be migratory, it is unclear why it should deserve an entry on the British list.

A common species of roadside verges, hillsides and flower meadows throughout much of mainland Europe. Wingspan 26-34 mm. Larva feeds on Common Mallow.

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