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Woodland (or Rock) Grayling - male - Jósvaf?, Hungary - 03-Jul-12
Wingspan
Male: 70 - 78mm
Female: 70 - 80mm
Photo © Pete Eeles
Woodland Grayling

Hipparchia fagi
hi-PAR-kee-uh
FAY-jy
Number: 59.0131
B&F No.: 1622
Family:Nymphalidae (Swainson, 1827)
Subfamily:Satyrinae (Boisduval, 1833)
Tribe:Satyrini (Boisduval, 1833)
Genus:Hipparchia (Fabricius, 1807)
Subgenus:Hipparchia (Fabricius, 1807)
Species:fagi (Scopoli, 1763)
Adventive
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  Introduction  

A single male of this central and southern European butterfly was caught at Oxted in Surrey in July 1946. It is believed to have been accidentally introduced, possibly as an immature stage.

Hipparchia fagi

This species was first defined in Scopoli (1763) as shown here and as shown in this plate (type locality: Carniola, Slovenia).


Male
Woodland (or Rock) Grayling - imago - Kisgy?r, Hungary - 30-Jun-12
Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles
Woodland Grayling - Alpes-Maritimes - 17 September 2011
Female
Photo © CFB
Woodland Grayling  - Alpes Maritimes, France 27-July-2006
Female Underside
Photo © Roger Gibbons

  Phenology  

Description to be completed

  Habitat  

Description to be completed

  Larval Foodplants  

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  Nectar Sources  

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  Imago  

Description to be completed.


Woodland Grayling  - Alpes Maritimes, France 27-July-2006
Photo © Roger Gibbons
27-Jul-2006
Woodland grayling
Photo © Padfield
Val d'Aran, July 2005
Woodland grayling
Photo © Padfield
Val d'Aran, July 2005
Woodland grayling
Photo © Padfield
Val d'Aran, July 2005
Woodland Grayling - Alpes-Maritimes - 17 September 2011
Photo © CFB
17-Sep-2010
Woodland (or Rock) Grayling - imago - Farm Lator to Kisgy?r, Hungary - 30-Jun-12-1
Photo © Pete Eeles
30-Jun-2012
Woodland (or Rock) Grayling - imago - Kisgy?r, Hungary - 30-Jun-12
Photo © Pete Eeles
30-Jun-2012
Woodland (or Rock) Grayling - male - Farm Lator to Kisgy?r, Hungary - 05-Jul-12
Photo © Pete Eeles
05-Jul-2012
Woodland (or Rock) Grayling - male - Jósvaf?, Hungary - 03-Jul-12
Photo © Pete Eeles
03-Jul-2012

  Aberrations  

Description to be completed.

  Ovum  

Description to be completed.

  Larva  

Description to be completed.

  Pupa  

Description to be completed.

  Similar Species  

No similar species found.

  Videos  

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  Sites  

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  Conservation Status  

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

  Links  

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  References  

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Scopoli (1763) Scopoli, G.A.: Entomologia Carniolica: exhibens insecta Carniolić indigena et distributa in ordines, genera, species, varietates. 1763.

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