Woodland Grayling

Hipparchia fagi (hi-PAR-kee-uh FAY-jy)

Woodland (or Rock) Grayling - male - Jósvaf?, Hungary - 03-Jul-12
Photo © Pete Eeles
 

Wingspan
Male: 70 - 78mm
Female: 70 - 80mm

Checklist Number
59.0131

Family:NymphalidaeRafinesque, 1815
Subfamily:SatyrinaeBoisduval, 1833
Tribe:SatyriniBoisduval, 1833
Genus:HipparchiaFabricius, 1807
Subgenus:HipparchiaFabricius, 1807
Species:fagi(Scopoli, 1763)

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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

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

Description to be completed.

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

Description to be completed.

Imago

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Hipparchia fagi

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

Photo © Pete Eeles
30-Jun-2012

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 - Farm Lator to Kisgy?r, Hungary - 30-Jun-12-2

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

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Ovum

Description to be completed.

Larva

Description to be completed.

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Hipparchia fagi - Larva (e.l. Luberon 2013) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Pupa

Description to be completed.

Hipparchia fagi - Pupa (e.l. Luberon 2013) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Aberrations

Description to be completed.

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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.
Fabricius (1807) Fabricius, J.C. (1807) Magazin für Insektenkunde, herausgegeben von Karl Illiger.
Rafinesque (1815) Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés.
Scopoli (1763) Scopoli, G.A. (1763) Entomologia Carniolica: exhibens insecta Carnioliae indigena et distributa in ordines, genera, species, varietates.