Pyrgus malvae (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Hesperiidae)

Forewing Length: 11-13mm; Wingspan: 22-26mm; Proboscis Length: 8mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(7-12 Days) May - September (Winter) April - June
(Earliest: 17.4)

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Heath and Moorland
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous)

Many Rosaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Polygonum bistorta Nectar

Cardamine pratensis Nectar

Ajuga reptans Nectar

Trifolium pratense Nectar

Trifolium repens Nectar

Taraxacum campylodes Nectar

Ranunculus repens Nectar

Galium saxatile Nectar

Polygala serpyllifolia Nectar

Potentilla erecta Nectar

Myosotis arvensis Nectar

Rubus fruticosus

Rhinanthus minor

Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Parasitoids:
Agrypon flexorium Larva

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Pyrgus malvae
UK Butterflies Grizzled Skipper
Nature Spot: Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus malvae
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Pyrgus malvae
Lepiforum: Pyrgus malvae


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