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Pyrgus malvae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Pyrgus malvae)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Hesperiidae subfamily Pyrginae tribe Pyrgini genus Pyrgus → species Pyrgus malvae

Species name(s)

Pyrgus malvae (Linnaeus, 1758) = Papilio malvae Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio fritillarius Poda, 1761 = Papilio fritillum [Schiffermüller], 1775 = Papilio sao Bergstrasser, [1779] = Papilio althaeae Esper, 1783 = Papilio alveolus Hübner, [1800-1803] = Papilio althaeae Esper, 1783 = Syrichthus albina Oberthür, 1910 = Hesperia albina Tutt, 1906 = Papilio alveolus Hübner, 1802 = Syrichtus asiaeclara Verity, 1934 = Hesperia australis Tutt, 1906 = Hesperia bilineata Reverdin, 1914 = Hesperia brunnea Tutt, 1906 = Hesperia cardui Latreille, 1823 = Syrichthus elegantior Verity, 1934 = Syrichthus fasciata Tutt, 1896 = Papilio laveterae Fabricius, 1787 = Hesperia marginoelongata Reverdin, 1914 = Papilio minor Esper, 1777 = Hesperia punctigera Fuchs, 1919 = Hesperia reducta Warren, 1920 = Hesperia restricta Tutt, 1906 = Hesperia rufa Tutt, 1906 = Papilio sao Bergstrasser, 1779 = Papilio taras Bergstrasser, 1783 = Papilio fritillurn Fabricius, 1787 = Hesperia pseudotaras Lacreuze, 1910 = Hesperia mulleri Dioszeghy, 1930 = Pyrgus intermedia Schilde 1886 = Hesperia moryi Strand, 1902 = Hesperia scabellata Reverdin, 1912 = Hesperia zagrabiensis Grunder, 1903.

Grizzled Skipper


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky*; #3. Karelsky*; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #15. Severo-Uralsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #35. Sredne-Okhotsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Forewing length

14—15 mm.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Pyrgus malvae)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing does not exceed 1.5 cm, on the wings of a characteristic pattern of white spots. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Trans-Baikal, Kaliningrad, Karelia (?), Kola (?), Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Seaside, North Urals, Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Okhotsk, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural, South Yakut. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia , Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Russia, Romania,North Aegean ?, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Almost all of Europe, in the north - as much as 65 ° N. w. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Pyrgus malvae flies from late April to June, in the European part of Russia - from May to August. Everywhere in one generation. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Malvaceae tolstogolovku can be found everywhere, including on the coast and in the mountains up to 2000 m. There is information about her preference for hilly terrain. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Tracks black and white tolstogolovki live in August and September. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Potentilla. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Polyphage - feeds on cinquefoil, mallow, wild strawberry. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Winters doll, in the web nest, located on the ground. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Pyrgus malvae


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Irina Nikulina, Alex Lender.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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30.01.2014 21:12, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Pupa.

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