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

HESPERIIDAE

Pyrginae

Las Descargues, 26 August 2009
Pyrgus alveus Adult

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© Robin Howard

Pyrgus alveus (Hübner, 1803)

Large Grizzled Skipper
L'Hespérie du faux-buis

Wingspan: 30-34mm

A univoltine species flying from June to the end of August. Recorded from Las Descargues and from floristically-rich meadows in hilly parts of the region.

The larva feeds on Helianthemum nummularium.

 

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