Hipparchia neomiris

Corsican Grayling

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by Matt Rowlings

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

Field notes and information

A rather distinctive butterfly with rich orange-yellow bands and a bold underside hindwing.

Identification & Similar species: There are no similar species.

Distribution & Flight: Only on Corsica and Sardinia. Flies in end June/ August.

Habitat & Behaviour: From about 400m in hills and mountains in dry hot grassy places, along roadsides, grasslands scrub and forests.

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Corsica, France, July 2012

An unsuccessful courtship.

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Corisca, France, July 2012

Typical habitat of H. neomiris. Also here: Papilio hospiton, Coenonympha corina, Lasiommata paramegera.

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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(c) Peter Rowlings, Corsica, July 1996

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Corsica, France, July 2012

An unsuccessful courtship.

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Corsica, France, July 2012