Wall Brown

Lasiommata megera

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Donnóg an Bhalla [IRL]

Le Satyre [F]

Mauerfuchs [D]

Distribution Map (dark areas indicate presence) and Flight Times of this species - \nNB See General Information page for accuracy information

Stoney Grasslands, rocky coastal areas.

Fairly common in Southern regions.


44-46mm (1.73 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

This butterfly is easily disturbed if you try to approach it as it basks in the sunshine (often on rocks or stone walls).
It is mainly brown/orange with a darker brown pattern and several eyespots.
The underside is grey with an elaborate design including eyespots.