Pseudochazara amalthea

Balkan Banded Grayling


by Matt Rowlings

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Pseudochazara amalthea, eastern banded grayling, split from P. anthelea, white banded grayling
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S Greece, July 2018

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Parnassos, Greece, July 2007

Field notes and information

Raised to specific rank from and is essentially indistinguishable from the white banded grayling P. anthelea. Distribution is key to separating the species.

Identification & Similar species: Distinctive.

Distribution & Flight: From the Balkan mainland of Greece/ FYROM/ Bulgaria etc. Flies end May to July.

Habitat & Behaviour: Flies in grassy flowery places, in scrubland at lower levels to rocky places above the tree line.

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NW Greece, July 2016

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NW Greece, August 2008

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NW Greece, July 2016

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Parnassos, Greece, July 2007