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

NYMPHALIDAE

Satyrinae

Las Descargues, 19 September 2013
Hipparchia semele Adult

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© Matthew Gandy

Hipparchia semele (Linnaeus, 1758)

Grayling
L'Argreste

Wingspan: 42-58mm

An extended single generation flying from June to October. An infrequent species at Las Descargues but far more common on the Causse. A species of heathland, dry open woodland, scrub and garrigue.

Larvae feed on various grass species.

 

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