Hermit

Chazara briseis (sha-ZAR-uh BRI-see-iss)

Hermit male - Switzerland 4-Aug-2016
Photo © Padfield
 

Checklist Number
59.0133

Family:NymphalidaeRafinesque, 1815
Subfamily:SatyrinaeBoisduval, 1833
Tribe:SatyriniBoisduval, 1833
Genus:ChazaraMoore, [1893]
Subgenus:  
Species:briseis(Linnaeus, 1764)

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Introduction

A single specimen, found in a collection, has a label dated 11th August 1938 and that indicates it was reared from a larva that was found near "Newington", although there are several towns with this name in Britain. It is believed that the larva was either accidentally imported, or that the specimen was muddled in the collection.

Chazara briseis

This species was first defined in Linnaeus (1764) as shown here (type locality: Germany).

Male

Male, Switzerland, August 9th 2012

Male Underside
Photo © Padfield

Hermit - Cyprus 20-July-2015

Female
Photo © NickMorgan

Female, Switzerland, August 9th 2012

Female Underside
Photo © Padfield

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History

Description to be completed.

Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

2. Adventive
 

This species is considered an adventive, which is a species which arrives in the British Isles with the direct assistance of an external vector, without which it would not be present. Adventives are species that one would not expect to find in this country, either through inadvertent migration or through any other natural means of dispersal, with the exception perhaps of the most extreme meteorological event or possibly the transportation of a stage in the life cycle in a highly unlikely but natural means (e.g. an ovum or larva being transported upon the foot, bill, or plumage of a migratory bird).

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Chazara briseis

Hermit - imago - Mount Orvilos, Greece - 11-Jun-09 (1)

Photo © Pete Eeles
11-Jun-2009

Hermit female - Var, France 5-Sept-2009

Photo © Roger Gibbons
05-Sep-2009

Male, July 31 2012, Switzerland

Photo © Padfield
31-Jul-2012

Male, July 31 2012, Switzerland

Photo © Padfield
31-Jul-2012

Male, Switzerland, August 9th 2012

Photo © Padfield
09-Aug-2012

Female, Switzerland, August 9th 2012

Photo © Padfield
09-Aug-2012

Male, Switzerland, August 9th 2012

Photo © Padfield
09-Aug-2012

Female, Switzerland, August 9th 2012

Photo © Padfield
09-Aug-2012

Female, Switzerland, August 9th 2012

Photo © Padfield
09-Aug-2012

Hermit male - Switzerland 4-Aug-2016

Photo © Padfield
04-Aug-2016

Hermit male - Switzerland 4-Aug-2016

Photo © Padfield
04-Aug-2016

Hermit - Cyprus 20-July-2015

Photo © NickMorgan
20-Jul-2015

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Ovum

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Chazara briseis - Ovum [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Larva

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Chazara briseis - Larva (Provence, France) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Pupa

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Chazara briseis - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Aberrations

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Similar Species

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Boisduval (1833) Boisduval, J.A. (1833) Icones historiques des Lépidoptères d'Europe nouveaux.
Linnaeus (1764) Linnaeus, C. (1764) Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Ludovicae Ulricae Reginae Svecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumque.
Moore (1893) Moore, F. (1893) Lepidoptera indica.
Rafinesque (1815) Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés.