Wall Lasiomatta megera
Male Wall, Cley-next-the Sea, Norfolk, May 2005 - click for larger image Norfolk
May 2005

The Wall is distributed in most of England and Wales but is largely absent from Scotland. It is usually found on dry grassland especially near the coast. As in the case of this individual, they spend a lot of time on bare ground basking in the sun to increase their body temperature. Males fly along paths and hedges in search of females.

This individual is a male as identified by the oblique sex-brand on its forewing.

There is more information available at UK Butterflies.
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