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



Las Descargues, 9 August 2009
Lasiommata maera Adult


© Robin Howard

Lasiommata maera (Linnaeus, 1758)

Large Wall Brown
L'Ariane (femelle), Le Némusien (mâle)

Wingspan: 45-57mm

Flying from late-April to the middle of October it is more common on the Causse than from the plateau but has been taken in both areas. A species of rocky grassland and unmanaged meadows, woodland margins and scrub.

The larva feeds on various grass species overwintering as a larva before pupating in early spring.