´╗┐ Heteropterus morpheus - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Cele Valley, 21 June 2011
Heteropterus morpheus Adult


© Matthew Gandy

Heteropterus morpheus (Pallas, 1771)

Large Chequered Skipper
Le Miroir

Wingspan: 32-37mm

A univoltine species on the wing in June and July associated with damp woodland and marshy heaths. Not recorded from Las Descargues and only rarely encountered in the Causse although it has been recorded from the CÚlÚ Valley.

Larvae feed in a leaf-formed tube on Calamagrostis canescens, Brachypodium sylvaticum, Molinea caerulea, Phragmites australis etc.