Pyrgus armoricanus, Ioannina - photo © Sofia Apergi
Pyrgus armoricanus is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae on the island of Crete, Greece.
Pyrgus armoricanus (Oberthür, 1910)
Oberthür’s Grizzled Skipper
Family: Hesperiidae > Subfamily: Pyrginae > Tribus: Pyrgini > Genus: Pyrgus
Male to female: 25-30 mm
It has rapid flight, low to the ground, and keeps the wings open when visiting the flowers.
Pyrgus armoricanus in Crete lives in medium-altitude or lowland, in glades, waysides, dry sunny slopes, river and lake banks, rocky slopes.
The larva feeds on Cistaceae and Rosaceae, Potentilla species.
The butterfly flies in 2 generations per year.
The butterfly has a unique appearance in Crete and can’t be confused with other butterflies of the island.
Least Concern (LC)
Pyrgus Armoricanus Distribution Map
location map based on greek butterflies distributions map by L.N. Pamperis (revised 2022)