Giant grayling - Berberia abdelkader

Underside

Family: Satyridae.

Flight Time: June - November.

Size: Large

Altitude: 200-2300m

Notes:

There are two species of the genus Berberia resident in Morocco, I only saw this one although they do fly together in some places. It was fast flying over very tiring slopes, at high altitude and at a temperature of 48 șC! This was the best I got, a really impressive species, Giant grayling being I think a little bland for its title. 'The Berber' would perhaps be better after the incredibly friendly and helpful local people.

 

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Stipa tenacissima

Open rocky slopes.

Giant grayling distribution

 

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