Safflower skipper - Pyrgus carthami

Family: Hesperiidae.

Flight Time: June-August

Size: 24-28mm

Altitude: 6000-1800m


Long submarginal markings  help identification. Underside markings are also characteristic, not pictured.

Mark Ogden took the photo in Hungary 2006.


Fact File

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Potentilla species

Dry grassland

Safflower skipper distribution.


Early Stages




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