Sage skipper - Muschampia proto

Upperside

Family: Hesperiidae.

Flight Time: April-October.

Size: 22-26mm

Altitude:0-1600m

Underside

 

Notes:

One of a bewildering array of very similar species, Grizzled skippers, these can be very hard to identify. I thought S. sertorius, because of the brown upperside colour. But the markings favour Muschampia proto.

 

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution
 

Phlomis species

Flowery places, often amongst scrub.

Sage skipper distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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