Main: (Nymphalidae / Satyrinae)
59.002 [B&F: 1615] Wall (Lasiommata megera) (Linnaeus, 1767)


A rare Red Data Book species, in quarries, woodland, sea cliffs, downland, roadside verges and woodland edges; 0-400 m (0-2300 m in Europe) in parts of England, more numerous in the south, Wales, southern Scotland and Ireland; mainland Europe and southern Scandinavia. In Hampshire most likely to be encountered in the Lymington and Keyhaven area, but still relatively common on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 44-46 mm. Larva feeds on Cock's-foot, False-brome, Yorkshire-fog and various grasses.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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