Pyrgus centaureae

Northern Grizzled Skipper

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by Matt Rowlings

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N Sweden, June/ July 2010

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N Sweden, June/ July 2010

Field notes and information

A bright Pyrgus skipper found throughout central and northern Scandinavia.

Identification & Similar species: It is much whiter than any similar species.

Distribution & Flight: Much of central and northern Scandinavia where it flies in June and July according to season. In 2010 I found it fairly commonly on the majority of bogs searched. In 1999 I found none, the two seasons were very different, that of 1999 being much earlier than that of 2010.

Habitat & Behaviour: Boggy places in forests and light woodland. Also exposed grassy places with pools and damp patches.

Photo: centaureae

N Sweden, June/ July 2010

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N Sweden, June/ July 2010

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N Sweden, June/ July 2010

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N Sweden, June/ July 2010

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N Sweden, June/ July 2010

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N Sweden, June/ July 2010

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N Sweden, June/ July 2010