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|Male, 28 June 1983||Female, 28 August 1982|
The Wall is an aptly-named butterfly which is usually seen resting on
or flying near to bare rock in stone walls, old quarries, roadside and
railway cuttings and embankments, and scree on steep slopes. Several
grass species are used as larval foodplants.
|30 May 1976|
Nationally and within our area, Wall has disappeared from some places
where it used to be found, yet it remains common elsewhere in its
range. There is no obvious cause for this.
The decline began here in the 1980s. Locally the contraction in range seems to have stopped, and in recent years there have been some signs of a slight recovery.
Flight PeriodThe first generation is seen from about mid May to Late June. There is a second generation during August.
DistributionFormerly throughout the Cotswolds and scattered elsewhere in our area. Now mainly confined to the north Cotswolds.