Large wall brown

Lasiommata maera orientalis

The larger of the wall browns with a wingspan of 44-56 mm, differs from the commoner wall primarily in colour, being darker brown with reddish-orange bands. The large lives in many habitats, in forest edges, dry or damp grassland, quarries, and on stony slopes, cliffs, ridges, and screes. Host plants include the pinnate false-brome (Brachypodium pinnatum), feather reed-grass (Calamagrostis epigejos), fescues (Festuca spp.), meadow-grasses (Poa spp.), barleys (Hordeum spp.), ray-grasses (Lolium spp.), bent-grasses (Agrostis spp.), and melicks (Melica spp.). It flies late April through October.

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 male

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 female

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