Nymphalidae: Satyrinae

1615 (ABH59.002) Wall Lasiommata megera, (Linnaeus, 1767)

KR07309

Monknash, S Wales, August 2010, (male).
Monknash, S Wales, August 2010, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monknash, S Wales, August 2010, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Monknash, S Wales, August 2010, (female).
Monknash, S Wales, August 2010, (female).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Llanbedr Hill, Painscastle, S Wales, Aug 2008, (male).
Llanbedr Hill, Painscastle, S Wales, Aug 2008, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood, 2003, (male)
Monks Wood, 2003, (male)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
near Llanbedr, North Wales. 14th August 2011. Male.
near Llanbedr, North Wales. 14th August 2011. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monknash, S Wales, August 2010, (male).
Monknash, S Wales, August 2010, (male).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monknash, S Wales, August 2010, (female).
Monknash, S Wales, August 2010, (female).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex south Wales, Aug 2010
ex south Wales, Aug 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex south Wales, Aug 2010
ex south Wales, Aug 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex south Wales, Aug 2010 (part grown larva)
ex south Wales, Aug 2010 (part grown larva)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex south Wales, Aug 2010
ex south Wales, Aug 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 45-53mm
Foodplant(s): Tor-grass (Brachypodium pinnatum), False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Wavy Hair-grass (Deschampsia flexuosa), Yorkshire-fog (Holcus lanatus)
Flying: Two generations, early May-late June and mid July-mid September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Open grassland, railway embankments, quarries, derelict land and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 140 (51.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 April to 19 October


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5