Satyrinae of the Western Palearctic

Lasiommata megera (Linnaeus, 1767)

Type locality: Austria & Denmark

Range: Widespread and common throughout all Europe and North Africa. Absent only from N Denmark, Estonia & Finland

Habitat: Diverse. Grassy, rocky slopes/gullies, flowery meadows, woodland clearings associated with open stony ground & paths form sea level up to 2,300mtrs.

Flight Period: Early April to October

Subspecies:

ssp. paramegaera (Hübner, 1824) – Corsica, Sardinia, Capraia, Montecristo & Balearic Islands.

ssp. megera (Linnaeus, 1767) – Entire Europe to Turkey & Armenia and North Africa.

Notes: Lasiommata megera paramegaera is considered to be a full species by some authors.

Lasiommata megera paramegaera
Lasiommata megera paramegaera
ssp. paramegaera

Lasiommata megera
Lasiommata megera

ssp. megera

Lasiommata megera

 Lasiommata megera habitat

01/06/2013, Malta, Gozo, Dwejra, 5mtrs

Lasiommata megera

  Lasiommata megera habitat

01/06/2013, Malta, Gozo, Marsalforn, 10mtrs

Lasiommata megera

Lasiommata megera eggs

19/05/2013, Malta, Mosta, Wied il-Ghasel, 60mtrs

Lasiommata megera

 Lasiommata megera larva

16/06/2013, Malta, Mosta, Wied il-Ghasel, 60mtrs

Lasiommata megera pupae

 Lasiommata megera pupae

30/06/2013, Malta, Mosta, Wied il-Ghasel, 60mtrs

 
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