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