Muschampia mohammed

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Muschampia mohammed, the Barbary skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is endemic to Morocco and Algeria. It is found in dry and flower-rich areas between 1,500 and 2,000 meters.

Muschampia mohammed
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M. mohammed
Binomial name
Muschampia mohammed
(Oberthür, 1887)
Synonyms
  • Syrichthus mohammed Oberthür, 1887
  • Syrichthus ahmed Oberthür, 1912
  • Hesperia caid Le Cerf, 1923

The length of the forewings is 15–16 mm, although the first generation is smaller, with a forewing length of about 14 mm. Adults are on wing from March to June in two generations.

The larvae feed on Phlomis species.

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