Dusky meadow brown

Hyponephele lycaon libanotica

A commoner of the meadow browns with a wingspan of 36-40 mm, males are dark brown while females are a lighter chestnut colour with distinct eyespots, there is much variation on the undersides. The dusky meadow lives in a number of dry and warm habitats, such as thickets, grassland, forest clearings, meadows, steppes, and stony slopes. Host plants include annual meadow-grass (Poa annua), fescues (Festuca spp.), feather-grasses (Stipa spp.), and hair-grasses (Aira spp.). This species flies late June through August.

 

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