Orbed red-underwing skipper - Spialia orbifer

Family: Hesperiidae.

Flight Time: April-October.

Size: 24-28mm

Altitude: 0-250m


A photo from Mark Ogden taken in Bulgaria. The upperside of this species is characteristic of the Spialia species with the rows of small spots along the outer edges of the wings. This one differs from the Red-underwing skipper, Spialia sertorius in having a yellowish underside with more rounded spots.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Spialia sertorius

Potentilla species

Lots, inc. woodland clearings.

Orbed red-underwing skipper map


Early Stages




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