Species index

Sage Skipper

(Muschampia proto)

 

07/08/06 Var (83)

This is a species flying only in the hottest parts of southern Europe. In France it is limited to the Mediterranean area where I was lucky to observe a single individual amongst a landscape of dry vegetation dominated by Tree Graylings. It rather resembles a Pyrgus at first although the patterns are perhaps closer to Spialia with the complete marginal row around the edge of the forewings, though these are like miniature chevrons in proto.

Species index