False grayling - Arethusana arethusa


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: July - September

Size: 44-48mm

Altitude: 0-2000m

Very distinctive with its white band and mottled underside, rather variable though, with many named subspecies. Some have very strong white veins running all across the hindwing.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Grasses Grassy/Bushy areas.

False grayling distribution.


Early Stages




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