Lattice brown

Kirinia roxelana roxelana

A large brown butterfly with a wingspan of 55-60 mm, females are typically larger with more white, but the colour is a dark brown with orange-red patches on the forewings, and the eyespots are not too visible. The lattice lives in many habitat types, such as farmland, dry scrub, evergreen forests, open woodland, riverbeds, damp meadows, and sunny slopes. The host plants associated with this species are false-bromes (Brachypodium spp.), bromes (Bromus spp.), meadow-grasses (Poa spp.), quaking-grasses (Briza spp.), and foxtails (Alopecurus spp,). This species flies April through October, and could often be seen hiding from the heat on tree trunks.

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