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

NYMPHALIDAE

Satyrinae

Terrou, 15 June 2010
Erebia aethiops Adult

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© Alan Martin

Erebia aethiops (Esper, 1777)

Scotch Argus

Wingspan: male - 44-48mm female - 46-52mm

A univoltine species on the wing from late-July to mid-September when it can be observed in various acidic and calcareous habitats, in woodland heath, moorland, woodland clearing and margins and flowery meadows.

Larvae feed on a diversity of grasses.

 

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