Mating of Carline skippers on a scabious flower in an alpine meadow. Vercors, France.
Accouplement d'Hespéries de la Parcinière sur une fleur de scabieuse dans une prairie alpine. Vercors, France.
Only one observed
Pyrgus is a genus in the skippers butterfly family, Hesperiidae, known as the grizzled skippers. The name 'Grizzled Skipper' best describes this genus, but in some countries the name 'Checkered Skipper' or 'Chequered Skipper' is applied to some species. Strictly speaking, 'chequered skippers' applies to butterflies of the genus Carterocephalus.