© Alec Harmer
Carcharodus lavatherae (Esper, 1783)
L'Hespérie de l'épiaire
A univoltine butterfly on the wing from May to July. A species of rough grassland and open scrub only recorded from calcareous meadows near Rocamadour. This is the first record of this species for the Lot.
The larva feeds on Stachys recta, Sideritis hirsuta the latter being present in the meadow where the specimen was found.