Southern grayling - Hipparchia aristaeus


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: May-August

Size: mm

Altitude: 0-600m



Above is subspecies senthes of a complex group of grayling which some authors split into half a dozen of more distinct species. Without a full range of material the separation of these species is beyond what I can do here.

Photos from Mark Ogden taken in Greece.




Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Neohipparchia statilinus

Grasses Hot dry rocky places, likes trees

Southern grayling distribution


Early Stages




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