Seq # 440090040

Pyrgus armoricanus (Oberthür Ch., 1910) Species

Last modified: Jan. 21, 2021, 11:14 p.m.

This species was extinct in Belgium since 1956 but was rediscovered in the Gaume region in the south of Belgium in 2013. Since then new observations of the species have been done on a few locations in the Gaume region and in LG.


Family: Hesperiidae > Subfamily: Pyrginae > Genus: Pyrgus > Species: Pyrgus armoricanus
Vernacular names
Bretons spikkeldikkopje (NL), Oberthür's Grizzled Skipper (EN), Hespérie des potentilles (FR), Zweibrütiger Würfel-Dickkopffalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Ball F. J. 1913. Notes sur les Lépidoptères de Belgique II. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 57: 203–204. On page 203. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: from late May towards late September.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Potentilla and Helianthemum

The larva lives on Potentilla reptans.

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