Seq # 440090040

Pyrgus armoricanus (Oberthür Ch., 1910) Species

Last modified: Aug. 25, 2020, 2:36 p.m.

Extremely rare in the Gaume in Belgium. During 2013 a very small population was discovered since the last observations in 1956.


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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