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Carcharodus floccifera - Tufted Marbled Skipper
This one turned up in France, on a visit to the Vercors, when I began to suspect Mallow Skipper was the only Carcharodus species I would see. Quite obviously different in darker more steely ground colour, it was a pleasure to watch restlessly surveying and protecting it's territory near a small stream road crossing.
I was very happy with the resultant butterfly photograph.
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