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



Las Descargues, 5 June 2009
Erebia meolans Adult


© Alan Martin

Erebia meolans (Prunner, 1798)

Piedmont Ringlet
Le Moiré des fétuques

Wingspan: 39-43mm

On the wing from late May to mid-August along woodland margins, in clearings, woodland heath and unmanaged meadows. Never a common species but it has been taken on the Fournanty Plateau and from the Causse.

The larva feeds on Festuca spp. and Nardus stricta.