Chequered Skipper

Carterocephalus palaemon

family - (Skippers)

My personal observations of Chequered Skipper: none

Reference Section

Size: 29-31mm (smaller than Small White - see list of butterflies by size)

First Generation flight period: May-June

Habitat: a few woodland clearings
Larval Food Plants: Wood False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), Purple Moor Grass (Molinia caerulea)

Family Group: Hesperiidae - see list of butterflies by family

This page last updated: 18 April, 2004