Oberthür's Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus armoricanus


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Pyrgus armoricanus

Male, Switzerland, August 2012

Pyrgus armoricanus

Male, Switzerland, May 2014

Pyrgus armoricanus

Male, Switzerland, May 2014

Switzerland, May 2011



Switzerland, September 2010

Switzerland, May 2011



Switzerland, May 2011

France, August 2008

France, August 2008

This species is found locally in Switzerland and more commonly in the south of France and Spain. 

It is usually easy enough to identify once you have experience and expect it, having a characteristically bright upperside and underside, with light veins on the underside. As with almost all Pyrgus skippers, though, there are individuals you just cannot be sure about. The differences are subtle, variable and often quite subjective.