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Pyrgus malvae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Very rare and local in Flanders, only 4 localities left. More widespread and locally common in the south of Belgium.

The larva lives on several species of Potentilla.

The adults fly from the end of April till mid June. In favourable years a partial second generation occurs till the end of August.

There is also a form with more white blotches in the wings, this form called 'taras' and it is quite rare in our country. See More pictures


Belgium, Namur, Nismes, 25 April 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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