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Lasiommata petropolitana Fabricius, 1787

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Lasiommata petropolitana Fabricius, 1787
Common names: Northern Wall brown [En], Gorgone [Fr], Kleine argusvlinder [Nl], Braunscheckauge [De], Orman Esmerboncuk [Tu]

Pişenkaya, ARTVİN ● Turkey

Description: L. petropolitana is smaller than L. maera, with much darker overall appearance, above and below. It has generally a wavy black median line on upperside of hindwing.
The male is 19–21 mm.

Subspecies :
L. p. falcidia Fruhstorfer, 1908 – Transbaikalia, the Far East, Amur region
L. p. petropolitana Fabricius, 1787 – Central Europe
L. p. ominata Krulikovsky, 1903 – North Europe, Ural, West Siberia.
L. p. sestia Fruhstorfer, 1908 – Altai.

Biology: The butterflies fly in one or two generations from April to September. The larvae feed on various grasses, mainly Dactylis glomerata, Festuca rubra and Festuca ovina.

Habitat: Forest on rocky or sandy areas, often along forest roads, on gravels; at 600 - 2000 meters altitude.

Distribution: It can be found in large parts of Europe, from the Pyrenees and Alps up to Scandinavia and Finland, east to Russia and Siberia.

References:
Wikipedia, Lasiommata petropolitana
AdaMerOs Butterflies, The Butterflies Monitoring & Photography Society in Turkey
Russian Insects
Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.




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