Oberthür’s Grizzled Skipper
Full scientific name:
Pyrgus armoricanus (Oberthür, 1910)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
2-3 broods per year. Overwinters as pupae.
Distribution in Croatia
More common in the coastal area. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
Similar to Pyrgus alveus. Pyrgus armoricanus males have more prominent white markings on the upper side of hindwing. For more details check external morphology differences described here. For determination, elevation range and flight period can help too.
Imago feeds with the nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Rock Roses from family Rosaceae like Helianthemum nummularium and from genus Potentilla sp.
Sunny edges of the forest, groves, and bushy areas with
flower vegetation. Elevations: 0 -1300m.