Italian Graylings and Skipper.

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Italian Graylings and Skipper.

Postby rezamink » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:24 pm

More from Sorrento!

I'm pretty sure this one is a woodland Grayling (usually means it isn't!!!):
WoodlandGrayling170730b.LL.IT.JPG


Not sure on this one? another woodland Grayling?
WoodlandGrayling170730a.A.IT.JPG


and finally some sort of Grizzled Skipper?
ZZZUKN Skipper170730.LL.IT.JPG


Cheers!

Damian

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Re: Italian Graylings and Skipper.

Postby Padfield » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:47 pm

Hi Rezamink. Your first grayling is just sufficiently ambiguous for me to be unsure whether it is woodland or rock. Sometimes it's clear one way or the other, sometimes not. I'd probably go 70-30 for woodland. In the field, with experience, size is a help, especially where both fly. The upperside is usually decisive, especially in males - but this is rarely visible in a natural photograph.

The second grayling is tree grayling, Hipparchia statilinus, and the skipper a dingy skipper.

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Re: Italian Graylings and Skipper.

Postby rezamink » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:58 pm

Thanks Guy.... I almost put the Skipper down as Dingy! but chickened out at the last moment!

Cheers!

Damian


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