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Large Cherequered Skipper (34)
KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Heteropterus morpheus, (Pallas, 1771)
Large Cherequered Skipper

Turkish Name: Beyaz Benekli Zıpzıp Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: North-western Black Sea coast of Turkey. Kirklareli, Istanbul, Kocaeli.

Distribution in the world: Turkey. The European part, the Caucasus, Siberia from the Urals and the Altai to the Ussuri region. Relatively constant in external features throughout the distribution range.

Living Area: Above sea level to a height of 1000 meters. Forest edges, wet meadows, marshes, bogs.

Flight time: One generation. Late May Late June.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Poa-(Meadow-grass), Brachypodium sylvaticum-(False Brome), Calamagrostis-(Reedgrass), Phragmites australis-(Reedgrass), Phragmites australis-(Common Reed) is fed plants.

Description-Notes: Very rare and local butterfly. It has a characteristic bouncing flight in which it seems to have difficulty getting off the ground, that can’t be mistaken in flight for anything else.-(It has a characteristic bobbing flight.) Above, this lovely species is chocolate brown with several pale forewing supapical spots, but most easily idendified by its, unique hindwing below that contains large, rounded-ringed white spots.

Wingspan: 18 - 24 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Chequered Skipper – Carterocephalus palaemon, (Pallas, 1771)
• Northern Checquered Skipper – Carterocephalus silvicola, (Meigen, 1829)

Morpheus - Μορφεύς : In Greek mythology, the god of dreams, Morpheus ..
His father, the god of sleep, Hypnos and his mother Nyx the goddess of night. ..
Visibility is entitled to their dreams of entering people's dreams ..

The Roman poet Ovid, however, states in his Metamorphoses..
Morpheus is focused on the human element in dreams ..
However, elements of animals and phantasos phobetor brothers are responsible for the inanimate objects ..

Morpheus is responsible for the particular dreams of kings and heroes ..
Morpheus' brother phobetor nightmare, phantasos Give you the fantastic dreams ..

Morphine is also the name of the former morphium Morpheus and his dream is to see the power of causing ..
Fear is know as 'phobia' the name of the god that is causing nightmares 'phobetor' is from, fantasy Concept in Morpheus 'brother again' phantasos comes from ..
The Mythological Morpheus here


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.178 pp.
2. O.Kocak's:Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Large Cherequered Skipper
3. EuroButterflies - Matt Rowling: European Butterflies Species Page - Large Cherequered Skipper
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Large Cherequered Skipper
5. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa- Large Cherequered Skipper
6. Russian insects: Butterflies of The Russia - Russian Heath
7. Captain's:European Butterfly Guide - Large Cherequered Skipper
8. Butterflies of France : Butterflies of France - Large Cherequered Skipper


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KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
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Edited by:KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)

Another individual, Wing Above