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

NYMPHALIDAE

Satyrinae

Lac Tolerme, 5 August 2014
Pyronia tithonus Adult

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© Robin Howard

Pyronia tithonus (Linnaeus, 1767)

Gatekeeper
L'Amaryllis

Wingspan: 34-44mm

A univoltine species on the wing from July to the end of September. A common species of meadows, scrub and woodland margins of the Fournanty Plateau and Causse.

The larva feeds on various grass species.

 

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