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Grizzled Skipper

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Grizzled Skipper

Special features: Can be distinguished from other similar species by the row of white square patches around the outer edge of the hind wing.

The caterpillars are purple-brown colour on the top half, and a green lower half.

Latin name: Pyrgus malvae

Size: Wingspan approximately 28mms

Distribution: Found in parts of England and Wales - Declining.

Months seen: May to June. Occasional second broods emerge in August

Food: Nectar. The caterpillars feed on cinquefoil, wild strawberry and blackberry.

Habitat: Sunny woodland rides, wasteground and downland

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