Lopinga achine - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Catus, Lot, 23 June 2010
Lopinga achine Adult


© Tineke Aarts

Lopinga achine (Scopoli, 1763)

Woodland Brown
La Bacchante

Wingspan: 50-55mm

A scarce, univoltine species n south west France on the wing in June and July. A species of woodland margins and grassy woodland clearings and rides. Not recorded from Las Descargues but occasionally seen in lower altitudes with appropriate habitats of the Lot.

Larvae feed on various grass species from July to May.