Dryad - Minois dryas

Underside  

Family: Satyridae.

Flight Time: June-September.

Size: 54-70mm

Altitude: 100-1600m

 

These were reasonably scarce in the forests near Axat, in the Pyrenées Orientales. They had a tendency to try to hide deep within shrubs when disturbed, the blue pencilled ocelli are characteristic.

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Grasses

Margins of mixed woodland.

Dryad distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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