Scientific name Spialia dromus
|Similar Spialia diomus, Spialia, Eicochrysops hippocrates, Gegenes niso, Sarangesa motozi|
Spialia dromus, the forest sandman, dromus grizzled skipper or large grizzled skipper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in tropical Africa. In South Africa it is found along the eastern Cape coast to KwaZulu-Natal into Swaziland. It is also present in Mpumalanga and the Limpopo Province into northern Gauteng and the extreme north-west of the North West Province.
The wingspan is 23–29 mm for males and 29–32 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round but are more common in warmer months.
The larvae feed on Triumfetta tomentosa, Triumfetta rhomboidea, Melhania and Waltheria species.