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

NYMPHALIDAE

Nymphalinae

Lac Tolerme, 1 September 2009
Araschnia levana Adult

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© Robin Howard

Araschnia levana (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Wingspan: 34-40mm

A trivoltine, seasonally dimorphic species on the wing from April to September. Recorded from Las Descargues, the woodland margins of the plateau and from the margins of Lac Tolerme where the darker form prorsa appears often nectaring on mentha spp. close to the lake.

The larva feeds on Urtica dioica.

 

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