Yellow-banded skipper - Pyrgus sidae

Family: Hesperiidae.

Flight Time: May-June (June/July in Spain).

Size: 24-28mm

Altitude: 50-1750m

Photos from Mark Ogden, taken in Bulgaria.

The underside gives the species its name and really make identification straightforward.

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Potentilla species

Flowery places.

Yellow-banded skipper distribution.


Early Stages




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