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Carcharodus floccifera (Zeller, 1847)

Имаго  (Carcharodus floccifera)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Hesperiidae subfamily Pyrginae genus Carcharodus → species Carcharodus floccifera

Species name(s)

Carcharodus floccifera (Zeller, 1847) = Carcharodus flocciferus (Zeller, 1847) = Hesperia floccifera Zeller, 1847 = Papilio altheae Hübner, [1800-1803] = Carcharodus imperator Hemming, 1934 = alchymillae Hemming, 1936 = gemina Lederer, 1852 = Carcharodus alchymillae Hemming 1936 = Papilio alchymillae Hübner, 1790/93 = Papilio altheae Hübner, 1803 = Erynnis australiformis Verity, 1919 = Reverdinus autumnalis Verity, 1940 = Erynnis fulvipinnulis Verity, 1924 = Hesperia gemina Lederer, 1852 = Carcharodus imperator Hemming 1934 = Erynnis oberthuri Verity, 1919 = Spilothyrus postaltheae Verity, 1934 = Carcharodus pyrenaicus Picard 1948 = Reverdinus rungsi Picard, 1948 = Spilothyrus siccior Verity, 1934.

Tufted Skipper.



This species marks on the maps: 6.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky*.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.


24—36 mm.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Carcharodus floccifera)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Carcharodus flocciferus. [3].


  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal (mainland ), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, France (mainland)Croatia, Czech Republic ?, Switzerland, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altaisk (?), The European Central Black Earth, Central European, Krasnoyarsk, Mid-Volzhsky, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3].

Imago lifespan

  • It provides two generations. The first generation flies from late May to late June. The second generation of flies in the second half of July until the end of August. Personal communication.

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Marrubium, Stachys, Ballota nigra. [28].

Subspecies of Carcharodus floccifera


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.



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29.06.2014 20:25, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 24—36 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → May, June, July, August. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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