Large Wall

Lasiommata maera (LASS-ee-oh-may-tuh MEE-ruh)

Large Wall - imago - Samoens - 01-Jul-07 (2) [Paul Kipling]
Photo © Paul Kipling
 

Wingspan
44 - 56mm

Checklist Number
59.0021

Family:NymphalidaeRafinesque, 1815
Subfamily:SatyrinaeBoisduval, 1833
Tribe:ElymniiniHerrich-Schäffer, 1864
Genus:LasiommataWestwood, 1841
Subgenus:  
Species:maera(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Introduction

Several sightings have been reported, including two caught in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in 1930 and 1931. It is believed that any individuals seen are the result of accidental introduction.

Lasiommata maera

This species was first defined in Linnaeus (1758) as shown here (type locality: Sweden).

Large Wall male - Switzerland 9-June-2015

Male
Photo © Padfield

Large Wall Cantabrian Mts Northern Spain July 2014

Male Underside
Photo © johnb

Large Wall - imago - Solalex, Gryon, Switzerland - 09-Jul-11-66

Female
Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Wall - imago - Gola del Infernaccio, Monti Sibillini, Italy - 17-Jun-08 (1)

Female Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

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History

Description to be completed.

Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

2. Adventive
 

This species is considered an adventive, which is a species which arrives in the British Isles with the direct assistance of an external vector, without which it would not be present. Adventives are species that one would not expect to find in this country, either through inadvertent migration or through any other natural means of dispersal, with the exception perhaps of the most extreme meteorological event or possibly the transportation of a stage in the life cycle in a highly unlikely but natural means (e.g. an ovum or larva being transported upon the foot, bill, or plumage of a migratory bird).

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Lasiommata maera

Large Wall - imago - Belasica, Bulgaria - 06-Jul-07 (3)

Photo © Pete Eeles
06-Jul-2007

Large Wall - imago - Gola del Infernaccio, Monti Sibillini, Italy - 17-Jun-08 (1)

Photo © Pete Eeles
17-Jun-2008

Large Wall - imago - Samoens - 01-Jul-07 (2) [Paul Kipling]

Photo © Paul Kipling

Large Wall - imago - Samoens - 01-Jul-07 [Paul Kipling]

Photo © Paul Kipling

Large Wall - imago - Solalex, Gryon, Switzerland - 09-Jul-11-66

Photo © Pete Eeles

Large Wall Brown male, Parc du Mercantour, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 11th July 2014

Photo © David M

Large Wall Cantabrian Mts Northern Spain July 2014

Photo © johnb
08-Aug-2014

Large Wall Cantabrian Mts Northern Spain July 2014

Photo © johnb
08-Jul-2014

Large Wall female - Alpes de Haute, Provence, France 10-July-2013

Photo © Roger Gibbons
10-Jul-2013

Large Wall male - Switzerland 9-June-2015

Photo © Padfield
09-Jun-2015

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Ovum

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Larva

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Lasiommata maera - Larva (Montafon) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Pupa

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Lasiommata maera - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Aberrations

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Similar Species

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Boisduval (1833) Boisduval, J.A. (1833) Icones historiques des Lépidoptères d'Europe nouveaux.
Herrich-Schäffer (1864) Herrich-Schäffer, G.A.W. (1864) Prodromus Systematis Lepidopterorum. Versuch einer systematischen Anordnung der Schmetterlinge.
Linnaeus (1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758) Systema Naturae. Edition 10.
Rafinesque (1815) Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés.
Westwood (1841) Westwood, J.O. (1841) British Butterflies and their Transformations.