Thursday, 18 December 2008

Wall (Lasiommata megera)

Adult Wall (subspecies L. m. megera) at Trevose Head, Cornwall - May 2012

Featured Subspecies: Lasiommata megera megera
Length: ?
Wingspan: 44-46mm
UK Status: Near Threatened IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated

The Wall is widespread throughout Europe and Asia and found in a wide variety of habitats, it seems to be found in heath and moor sorts of habitats, along with a selection of others.  A fairly large butterfly, the number of eyespots on it is quite distinctive.  It's name comes from it's habit of basking on hard surfaces like walls.

Related Species:
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Lasiommata
SUBSPECIES: L. m. megera, L. m. vividissima, L. m. megerina, L. m. transcaspica

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM - A localised resident.
 - Seen on Trevose Head

Further Notes:  
RSPB, WikipediaBirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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