Pyrgus carthami - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

HESPERIIDAE

Pyrginae

Pierre Martine, 18 June 2012
Pyrgus carthami Adult

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© Helen Bantock

Pyrgus carthami (Hübner, 1813)

Safflower Skipper
L'Hespérie du carthame

Wingspan: 30-36mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to August when it is occasionally encountered in the dry meadows of the ridge and Causse. This solitary specimen was retrieved from a car headlight.

Larvae feed on Potentilla spp.

 

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