Spialia sertorius - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

HESPERIIDAE

Pyrginae

Brengues, Lot, 10 June 2010
Spialia sertorius Adult

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© Alan Martin

Spialia sertorius (Hoffmannsegg, 1804)

Red Underwing Skipper
L'Hespérie des sanguisorbes

Wingspan: 23-38mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to September. It is rarely recorded at Las Descargues despite being found elsewhere to 2200m, a more common species of the limestone Causse.

The larva feeds on Sanguisorba minor.

 

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