Northern wall brown - Lasiommata petropolitana


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: April-August

Size: mm

Altitude: 100-2250m



The upperside hindwing has a wavy transverse discal line, which helps separation from the Large wall brown Lasiommata maera.

The name northern is due to its appearance is Scandinavia, but it is also found in southern Europe.

 Photos from Mark Ogden taken in Bulgaria.



Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Lasiommata maera

Grasses Grassy, stony banks.

Northern wall brown distribution


Early Stages




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