Hyponephele lycaon

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Hyponephele lycaon
Hyponephele lycaon mounted.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Hyponephele
Species: H. lycaon
Binomial name
Hyponephele lycaon
Rottemburg, 1775

Hyponephele lycaon, the dusky meadow brown, is a butterfly species belonging to the family Nymphalidae.[1] It is broadly distributed in the temperate zone of the Palearctic from Portugal in the west to the Russian Far East in the east.


The wingspan is about 40 mm. The butterflies fly from June to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on various grasses.


  1. ^ "Hyponephele Muschamp, 1915" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms