Lasiommata megera (Linnaeus 1767) (Family Nymphalidae)


Male

Female

Forewing Length: 20-25mm, Wingspan: 38-45mm; Proboscis Length: 13-14mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
May - October
(11 - 15 Days)
January - December March - September April - October
(Earliest: 30.4)
(2 - 3 Generations)

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)

Many Poaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Viola tricolor Nectar

Trifolium pratense Nectar

Vicia cracca Nectar
Parasitoids:
Phryxe nemea Larva
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Lasiommata megera
UK Butterflies Wall
Nature Spot: Wall - Lasiommata megera
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Lasiommata megera
Lepiforum: Lasiommata megera


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