Dusky meadow brown - Hyponephele lycaon

Female underside.  

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: June - August

Size: 40-48mm

Altitude: 0-2100m

Male underside. One of three similar species in Europe and North Africa. This is the only one that occurs in Switzerland where the pictures were taken. The male lacks the females' twin eyespots.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Hyponephele maroccana

Hyponephele lupina

Festuca Many

Dusky meadow brown distribution.


Early Stages




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