Lasiommata paramegera (Hübner, 1824)


Lasiommata paramegera: Male (Sardinia, Buggeru, May 2012) [N] Lasiommata paramegera: Male (Sardinia, Buggeru, May 2012) [N] Lasiommata paramegera: Male (Sardinia, Buggeru, May 2012) [N] Lasiommata paramegera: Female (Sardinia, Montiferru, May 2012) [N] Lasiommata paramegera: Adult (Sardinia, Buggeru, May 2012) [N] Lasiommata paramegera: Egg (Sardinia, Buggeru, May 2012) [N] Lasiommata paramegera: L1 (e.o. Sardinia 2012) [S] Lasiommata paramegera: Young larva (e.o. Sardinia 2012) [S] Lasiommata paramegera: Half-grown larva (e.o. Sardinia 2012) [S] Lasiommata paramegera: Habitat in Sardinia in over 1000m above sea level (May 2012): a rocky slope in the central mountain range. [N] Lasiommata paramegera: Habitat in a quarry in Sardinia (Gennargentu, May 2012) [N] Lasiommata paramegera: Habitat in a Garigue near Buggeru (Sardinia, May 2012) [N]

Host plants:
The caterpillars feed on grasses. Near Buggeru (Sardinia), I observed oviposition on leaves of Brachypodium retusum.

Habitat:
Lasiommata paramegera inhabits rocky slopes, quarries, Maquis, stony or rocky pastures and similar habitats from sea level up to the mountains.

Life cycle:
Lasiommata paramegera is on the wing in several generations between April and October. Oviposition took preferably place in a habitat near sea level in Sardinia (Buggeru, May 2012) on the leaves of Brachypodium retusum which grew partially shaded under low bushes. The larva hibernates.

Endangerment factors:
Lasiommata paramegera is not endangered.

Remarks:
Lasiommata paramegera is close to Lasiommata megera and can still be considered as a subspecies of the latter without any problems. Lasiommata paramegera is endemic to Corsica, Sardinia and a few nearby, smaller islands.



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