Isophya pyrenea - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

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Las Descargues, 28 June 2014
Isophya pyrenea Adult

© Robin Howard

Isophya pyrenea (Serville, 1838)

Large Speckled Bush-cricket

Body length: male: 16-26mm, females 18-28mm

Appears earlier than most other species and can be found here from June to mid-September. The species at LD prefers dry scrub and unmanaged meadows. Feeds on various soft vegetation like Trifolium, Taraxacum and Stellaria spp.

 

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