A widespread species, but local and rarely common in our experience.
Occurs mostly at lower altitudes but occasionally up to about 1200m or a little higher.
It can easily be confused with several of the other Pyrgus species that occur in Bulgaria, notably Olive Skipper (serratulae), Large Grizzled Skipper (alveus), and even in some cases Sandy Grizzled Skipper (cinarae) (specimens with bolder hind-wing markings).
Herb-rich grassy meadows often in hotter dryer rocky areas.
Recorded in 37 (1.9%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.
Last recorded in May 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 04 May to 11 August