Sandy Grizzled skipper - Pyrgus cinarae

Upperside.

Family: Hesperiidae.

Flight Time: June-August

Size: 24-28mm

Altitude: 400-1900m

   
Photos from Mark Ogden, taken in Bulgaria.

A broad white cell spot on the upperside is helpful here, as well as being generally well marked.

Underside.

Fact File

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Dry grassland

Sandy grizzled skipper distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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