Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus malvae

family - Hesperiidae

My personal observations of Grizzled Skipper: none

Reference Section

Size: 27mm (smaller than Small White - see list of butterflies by size)

First Generation flight period: April-June
Second Generation flight period: August in good years

Habitat: rough ground
Larval Food Plants: Wild Strawberry (Fragaria visca), Cinquefoil (Potentilla) and Bramble (Rubus)

Description: Small. Black & White. Mistaken for a Moth?

Family Group: Hesperiidae - see list of butterflies by family

This page last updated: 18 April, 2004