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Pyrgus armoricanus - hespérie_des potentilles there was an abandoned spring near home our old home, I used to get a totally different set of insects there, much unlike the surrounding dryer lands France,Geotagged,Oberthür's grizzled skipper,Pyrgus armoricanus,Spring,butterfly,hesperidae,hespérie_des potentilles,skipper Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Pyrgus armoricanus - hespérie_des potentilles

there was an abandoned spring near home our old home, I used to get a totally different set of insects there, much unlike the surrounding dryer lands

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Oberthür's grizzled skipper is a species of skipper . It is found throughout Europe although it is commoner in the south and absent from the British Isles and most of Scandinavia.

Like all ''Pyrgus'' species, this can be very difficult to identify in the field. It has a wingspan of 24–28 mm and the upperside of the forewings are often noticeably darker brown than other ''Pyrgus'' species, especially when fresh, with clear white markings. It resembles some smaller races of large.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Annette Flottwell
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By Annette Flottwell

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Uploaded Dec 6, 2015. Captured May 24, 2015 17:12 in 1025 Jaurias, 24320 Gout-Rossignol, France.
  • NIKON D4
  • f/16.0
  • 1/640s
  • ISO1800
  • 200mm