Lasiommata paramegera

Corsican Wall Brown

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by Matt Rowlings

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Corsica, France, July 2012

Field notes and information

Formerly considered a subspecies of the wall butterfly L. megera it is now usually given species rank. It's an endemic to Corsica and Sardinia.

Identification & Similar species: There are no similar species on Corsica or Sardinia.

Distribution & Flight: Only from Corsica and Sardinia. It flies from early spring to autumn in several broods.

Habitat & Behaviour: Hot dry grassy meadows in forests and open places from sea level to high mountains above 2000m. It frequently nectars on thistles and rests on rocks.

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Sardinia, Italy, May 2003

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Corsica, France, July 2012