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



Rocamadour, 24 June 2014
Satyrus ferula Adult


© Robin Howard

Satyrus ferula (Fabricius, 1793)

Great Sooty Satyr
La Grande Coronide

Wingspan: 50-60mm

A univoltine species flying from June to early August. A species of arid, stony meadows, woodland margins and clearings. It has been recorded at Las Descargues and from the limestone Causse where it is more abundant.

The larva feeds on various grass species particularly Festuca ovina.