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Spialia sertorius

The larvae of the Red-underwing Skipper (Spialia sertorius) feed exclusively on the Salad burnet (Sanguisorba minor). The species is found in calcareous, sparsely vegetated places and is becoming rarer here in southwestern Germany.

 

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Taken on May 25, 2012