Pyrgus armoricanus

Obethur's Grizzled Skipper

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Triglav, Slovenia, July 2014

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Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011

Field notes and information

A widespread and, depending on region, often common species. Identification is problematic.

Identification & Similar species: The upperside has a rather light golden appearance, the hindwing has well developped markings and the underside has a slight to well developped red tint with light coloured veins.

Distribution & Flight: Northwest Africa. Spain to Poland and Greece. Absent from UK and Scandinavia. Two broods from May to September or a single brood in the north in June/ July.

Habitat & Behaviour: Hot grassy flowery meadows.

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2011

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2014

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2011

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2014

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2014

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2014

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Triglav, Slovenia, July 2014

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2011

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Soria, Spain, July 2011

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2012

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2010

A rare species in Switzerland.

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Valais, Switzerland, September 2010

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NW Greece, August 2008