Wall (Lasiommata megera)


The Wall or Wall Brown is not rare but has quite a scattered distribution because it favours grassland locations where there is bare ground on which to bask. Dry sites on or close to grasses are chosen for egg-laying. Although present in the Poldens, Mendips and on Exmoor, the Wall is most frequently found at sites close to the coast.


Images L-R: Male (note the dark mark across the forewing); underside; female (dark forewing mark absent)


Flight Period: April - October in two or three broods


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