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



Pierre Martine, 18 June 2012
Pyrgus amoricanus Adult


© Helen Bantock

Pyrgus amoricanus (Oberthür, 1910)

Oberthür's Grizzled Skipper
L'Hespérie des potentiles

Wingspan: 24-30mm

A bivoltine species flying May to September although in favourable years a third generation can be recorded from mid-September to mid-October. A species of floristically-rich meadows and dry grasslands.

Larvae feed between June and April on various Potentilla species.