Oriental Marbled Skipper Butterfly Carcharodus orientalis

Oriental Marbled Skipper Butterfly
Oriental Marbled Skipper Butterfly
Oriental Marbled Skipper Butterfly
The Oriental Marbled Skipper looks very like the Marbled Skipper, Carcharodus lavatherae, of Europe but the latter doesn't reach Central Asia where this butterfly was. The Oriental Marbled Skipper ranges from southeastern Europe through the Middle East to Central Asia. Both look like a more sharply-marked (more light and dark contrast in markings) version of the Mallow Skipper.
Oriental Marbled Skipper Butterfly
Oriental Marbled Skipper Butterfly
Oriental Marbled Skipper Butterfly
Thanks to Alexandra Makhnina for these photos of the Oriental Marbled Skipper in Kazakhstan.
Oriental Marbled Skipper Butterfly
Oriental Marbled Skipper Butterfly
Oriental Marbled Skipper Butterfly