Large wall brown - Lasiommata maera


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: April - September

Size: 44-56mm

Altitude: 0-2000m


Tough to get both wings in focus without the aid of a flash, the rich natural colours are worth the loss of the left wing tip I reckon!

Right is an underside pictured in Slovenia.

There are two forms of this species, this is a female of the typical form photographed in Switzerland. Form meadewaldoi differs in being darker. Then there is the smaller Northern wall brown L. petropolitana which is darker and smaller.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Grasses Stony slopes.

Large wall brown distribution.


Early Stages




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