Identification

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Medard
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Identification

Postby Medard » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:56 am

Would someone comment on this photo, first thoughts were
Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) but could it be a Dusky Meadow Brown (Hyponephele lycaon),
Photo taken at CHAMPSAUR (HAUTES ALPES)
I note H lycaon is listed on the
Inventaire des rhopalocères du CHAMPSAUR (HAUTES ALPES) 163 species recorded.

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Re: Identification

Postby Padfield » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:30 pm

Dusky meadow brown it is (male). The neat dark line inside the forewing margin is the giveaway.

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Re: Identification

Postby David M » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:54 pm

Yes, yes, yes. This is unashamedly a Dusky Meadow Brown as Guy has pointed out, and a very nice image to boot.

No jurtina I've seen has a black upper forewing submarginal line like that and the hindwing undersides are not at all like the normal Meadow Brown.

Good find.


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