Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus Malvae

Family Hesperriidae
  • Colouring – Black and white chequered pattens on both wings.
  • Life span – May to June.
  • Native – British butterfly.
  • Caterpillar colour – Light green with a dark stripe along its body.
  • Caterpillar eggs to caterpillar – 10-12 days.
  • Food for the caterpillar – Agrimony, creeping cinquefoil, wild strawberry, bramble.
  • Food for the butterfly – Common birds-foot-trefoil, bugle, chalk grasslands.
Special features

Found in the Southern part of England. Their undersides are a beautiful mix of browns and greens on a white wing background. Often found in small colonies.