Pyrgus serratulae

Olive Skipper


by Matt Rowlings

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2021

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Valais, Switzerland, April 2012

Field notes and information

Identification & Similar species: Usually has very small spots on the upperside forewing and very weak markings on the hindwing. The underside hindwing is quite distinctive, being a dark green with rounded spots, particularly in the basal area.

Distribution & Flight: Parts of Spain and Italy. France and eastwards to Poland and Greece. Flies in a single brood from May to July.

Habitat & Behaviour: Flowery grassy places from low to alpine levels.

Variation: The form major flies in the Pelopennesos. It is larger and has more extensive white markings.

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Valais, Switzerland, April 2012

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2011

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2021

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Valais, Switzerland, July 2016

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S Greece, June 2013

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Vaud, Switzerland, June 2020

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S Greece, July 2018

Form major.

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2017

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Valais, Switzerland, July 2016

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Jura, France, June 2014

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2013

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2015

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Valais, Switzerland, May 2014

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2013

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S Greece, June 2013