My single photo of this species is a
frame from a video I took in La Palma in 2001, believing it to be a
Lulworth skipper. I even allowed it to lurk for
years on my Lulworth skipper page, with a misleading caption stating I
photographed it in Spain! Since then I have learnt that Lulworth
skippers in the Canaries are
distinct from their cousins on the mainland of Europe and regret not
taking more photographs.
The picture shows a female but males also have a distinct pale crescent
on the forewing, unlike male Lulworth skippers, in which the crescent
is obscure. In other respects, this species closely resembles the
Unlike the Lulworth skipper, which is monovoltine, the Canary Lulworth
skipper flies in three broods from February through to late September.