Kendetegn

Vejrandøy has a wingspan of 35-43 mm.
The upper side is orange-brown with dark drawings and eye spots. The males have a broad dark streak of scent across the foreskin.
The underside is nicely drawn with a number of eye spots along the wing edge.

Findested på Fanø

Found everywhere on Fanø, where it is very common. Often sits and sunbathes in the warm sand of the meadows or a field road.
When encountering weather eyes on a field road, “it often follows one on the road.” It flies up and then sits further down the road.

Hvornår på Fanø

Flies from mid-May to mid-October.

Naturhistorie

The males only live for a few days, but during that time they are extremely active in the hunt for females. In the meeting with a female, the male in a very violent way flickers a cloud of fragrances from the forefinger.
After mating, the female lays the eggs on different grass species.

Kulturhistorie

Although Vejrandøy can be found throughout the country, it is only common in Djursland, in North Zealand, on Bornholm and in the Blåvand-Fanø area.
It is not considered an endangered species.

The Latin name Megera is also the name of one of the furies, female evil spirits or revenge goddesses in Roman mythology. Linnaeus may have known about the species’ violent mating behavior and therefore chose this name?

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