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



Las Descargues, 16 August 2010
Lasiommata megera Adult


© Robin Howard

Lasiommata megera (Linnaeus, 1767)

Wall Brown
La Mégère (femelle), le Satyre (mâle)

Wingspan: 42-52mm

A bi- or trivoltine species on the wing from February to early November. Not a common species at Las Descargues but more common on the Causse. A species of stony grassland and woodland margins.

Larvae feed on various grasses.