Alpine grizzled skipper - Pyrgus andromedae


Family: Hesperiidae

Flight Time: May - August

Size: 26 - 30mm

Altitude: 1200 - 3000m

Upperside. The top picture is of an Alpine Grizzled skipper. The whole Pyrgus genus is difficult to separate in the field, demonstrated by the bottom picture which is actually P. malvae f. malvoides.


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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Potentilla Alpine grassy places.

Alpine grizzled skipper distribution.


Early Stages




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