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Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

The Hesperiidae family
(Skippers)

This page includes all the pictures of 'Skippers' photographed in Europe and shown on the original sightings page

Note: Photographs are accepted as being correctly identified by the named photographer and this website accepts no responsibility for misidentification. It is noted that some species can be found in Great Britain but are included as the photograph was taken in another European country. No details of distribution or status will be given.

Links to species on this page . . .
Mallow Skipper (Carcharodus alceae)
Marbled Skipper (Carcharodus lavatherae)
Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus malvae)
Large Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus alveus)
Oberthür's Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus armoricanus)
Yellow-banded Skipper (Pyrgus sidae)
'Cinquefoil' Skipper (Pyrgus cirsii)
Rosy Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus onopordi)
Persian Skipper (Spialia phlomidis)
Red Underwing Skipper (Spialia sertorius)
Large Chequered Skipper (Heteropterus morpheus)
Chequered Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)
Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus)
Photo Library Index



Species Name

Scientific Name

57.0011 BF1533 - Mallow Skipper

Carcharodus alceae

Mallow Skipper 2004 - Clive Burrows

Mallow Skipper 2004 - Clive Burrows

Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows
Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows

Mallow Skipper 2006 - Trevor Chapman

Algarve
Portugal
© photo: Trevor Chapman



Species Name

Scientific Name

Marbled Skipper

Carcharodus lavatherae

Marbled Skipper 2003 (unconfirmed) - Malcolm Hull

Cadi National Park, Catalan Pyrenees
Spain
© photo: Malcolm Hull





Species Name

Scientific Name

57.002 BF1534 - Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus malvae

Grizzled Skipper 2005 - Bob Hasra

Grizzled Skipper 2004 - Clive Burrows

Rila National Park
Bulgaria
© photo: Bob Hasra
Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows



Species Name

Scientific Name

Large Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus alveus

Large Grizzled Skipper 2003 - Clive Burrows

Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows




Species Name

Scientific Name

57.0021 - Oberthür's Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus armoricanus

Obethurs Grizzled Skipper 2003 - Clive Burrows

Northern Spain
© photo: Clive Burrows




Species Name

Scientific Name

Yellow-banded Skipper

Pyrgus sidae

Yellow-banded Skipper 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Southern France
© photo: Roger Gibbons

Yellow-banded Skipper 2003 - Clive Burrows

Yellow-banded Skipper 2003 - Clive Burrows

Greece
© photo: Clive Burrows
Greece
© photo: Clive Burrows



Species Name

Scientific Name

'Cinquefoil' Skipper

Pyrgus cirsii

Cinquefoil Skipper 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Mons, Var
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons




Species Name

Scientific Name

Rosy Grizzled Skipper

Pyrgus onopordi

Rosy Grizzled Skipper 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Mons, Var
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons




Species Name

Scientific Name

Persian Skipper

Spialia phlomidis

Persian Skipper 2003 - Clive Burrows

Greece
© photo: Clive Burrows




Species Name

Scientific Name

Red Underwing Skipper

Spialia sertorius

Red-underwing Skipper 2006 - Trevor Chapman

Red-underwing Skipper 2006 - Trevor Chapman

Algarve
Portugal
© photo: Trevor Chapman
Algarve
Portugal
© photo: Trevor Chapman

Red Underwing Skipper

Andalucia
Spain
© photo: Clive Burrows




Species Name

Scientific Name

57.003 - Large Chequered Skipper

Heteropterus morpheus

Large Chequered Skipper 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Lake Garda
Italy
© photo: Roger Gibbons




Species Name

Scientific Name

57.004 BF1525 - Chequered Skipper

Carterocephalus palaemon

Chequered Skipper 2002 - Roger Gibbons

Ax les Thermes, Eastern Pyrenees
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons




Species Name

Scientific Name

57.009 BF1531 - Large Skipper

Ochlodes sylvanus

Large Skipper 2005 - Bob Hasra

Rila National Park
Bulgaria
© photo: Bob Hasra




Mallow Skipper (Carcharodus alceae)
Marbled Skipper (Carcharodus lavatherae)
Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus malvae)
Large Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus alveus)
Oberthür's Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus armoricanus)
Yellow-banded Skipper (Pyrgus sidae)
'Cinquefoil' Skipper (Pyrgus cirsii)
Rosy Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus onopordi)
Persian Skipper (Spialia phlomidis)
Red Underwing Skipper (Spialia sertorius)
Large Chequered Skipper (Heteropterus morpheus)
Chequered Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)
Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus)
Photo Library Index

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