The Carcharodus Project (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)

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Project goals

Detailed study of morphology, distribution and ecology of the genus Carcharodus Hübner, 1819 are the foundations of systematics and phylogeny.


  1. Analysis of the available literature

  2. Fieldwork

  3. Breeding

  4. Study of public and private collections

  5. Analyses of morphology and DNA


Study of C. floccifera (1992-1999)

Start of the project in 2007

Presumable duration until about 2018

Completed journeys

Spain, Portugal, Southern France, Alps, Greece (Peloponnese, Samos, Kalymnos), Algarve, Middle East

Planned journeys

Spain, Northern Africa, Eastern Europe, Western/Central Asia