Hipparchia fagi
         
Woodland Grayling  
Le Sylvandre  
           
 
 
   
 
 
   
1] male of Hipparchia fagi - Var (France) - 26/07/2010   2] other male - Var (France) - 26/07/2010  
       
       
   
3] male - Hautes Alpes alt.689 m (France) - 26/07/2014   4] same specimen as 3]  
       
       
   
5] close-up of the genitalia of the specimen shown in picture 3] ; in this species the distinctive feature consists of 2, 3 or 4 long black pointed rods (Jullien organ) ; they appear when slightly pressing the abdomen of the insect between fingers, which is totally harmless when done gently  
6] male alt.810m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 16/08/2013



 
 
       
       
   
7] examination of the Jullien organ of the male shown in picture 6]    8] lateral view of the 3 rods  
       
       
   
9] male - Hautes Alpes alt.689 m (France) - 26/07/2014   10] same specimen as 9]  
       
       
   
11] same specimen as 9], while checking the genitalia   12] male - Var (France) - 31/08/2013  
       
       
   
13] male found dead on the road ; the genitalia were checked and were typical of H.fagi - Hautes Alpes alt.811m (France) - 26/07/2014   14] same specimen as 13]

 
 
       
       
   
15] male - Alpes de Haute Provence alt. 700m (France) - 27/04/2014   16] same specimen as 15], showing a damaged wing for unknown reason  
       
       
   
17] same specimen as 15] while checking the genitalia   18] male - Hautes Alpes (France) - 26/07/2014  
       
       
   
19] male - Var (France) - 09/08/2011   20] other male - Var (France) - 09/08/2010  
       
       
   
21] other male - Var (France) - 09/08/2010
 
  22] underside of a male found dead on a road - Var (France) - 13/08/2011  
       
       
   
23] female of Hipparchia fagi with a damaged hindwing - Hautes Alpes alt.700m (France) - 27/07/2014   24] same specimen as 23]
 
 
       
       
   
25] female alt.719m - Var (France) - 08/08/2014   26] female - Hautes Alpes (France) - 25/07/2014  
       
       
   
27] a female (above) and a male while courting - Var (France) - 31/08/2011   28] male from the scene shown in picture 27]
 
 
       
       
   
29] female from the scene shown in picture 27]   30] same individuals as 27] (male above)  
       
       
   
31] female from the scene shown in picture 27]   32] female from the scene shown in picture 27]  
       
       
   
33] female from the scene shown in picture 27]
 
  34] other courting scene (female on the right) - Var (France) - 31/08/2013  
       
       
   
35] other female opening its wings because of a male - Var (France) - 31/08/2013   36]  other courting scene (female on the left) - Var (France) - 31/08/2013  
       
       
     
37] courting scene - Hautes Alpes (France) -  26/07/2014      
       
       
       
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