Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pyrgus centaureae

Pyrgus centaureae (Rambur, 1839)

northern grizzled skipper

on Rubus


Larvae in a folded leaf or spun leaves.

host plants


Betula nana; Rubus chamaemorus.

In their first instar the larvae live on dwarf birch; later they switch to cloudberry.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Wickman.


Hernández-Roldán, Munguira, Wagner & Vila (2012a), Lepiforum (2021), Wickman (2012a).

Last modified 4.xi.2021