Hipparchia genava
         
Lesser Rock Grayling  
Le Sylvandre helvète  
           


















 
 
Hipparchia genava is very similar to Hipparchia alcyone ; it is therefore difficult to separate these two species on the base of external examination only.
The individuals on this page were identified according to the morphological criterions and the distribution maps proposed by the authors below ; it appears that not all the specimen of H.genava meet the typical external features of this species. It is recommanded to check several butterflies within the same population and have a close look at the genitalia, in order to make a reliable identification.
Bibliography :

1) Confirmation de la dualité du "Petit Sylvandre" diagnostiquée par Leraut (1990). 2ème partie : comparaison des critères alaires et des genitalia d'Hipparchia alcyone et d'Hipparchia genava - D.Jutzeler & G.Volpe - Linneana Belgica, Pars XX, n°5, mars 2006
2) Papillons de France - Guide de détermination des papillons diurnes - T.Lafranchis - Diatheo 2014
 
   
1] male of Hipparchia genava - Alpes maritimes (France) - 14/07/2011   2] Alpes de Haute Provence - (France) - 08/07/2011
 
 
       
       
   
3] male alt.700m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014   4] same specimen as 3]  
       
       
   
5] same specimen as 3]   6] same specimen as 3] while checking the genitalia  
       
       
   
7] other male alt.700m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014   8] same specimen as 7] while checking the genitalia
 
 
       
       
   
9] same specimen as 8]
 
  10] other male alt.700m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014  
       
       
   
11] same specimen as 10]   12] same specimen as 10]  
       
       
   
13] other male alt.700m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014   14] same specimen as 13]
 
 
       
       
   
15] other male alt.700m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014   16] other male alt.700m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014  
       
       
   
17] other male alt.700m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014   18] other male alt.700m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014  
       
       
   
19] other male alt.700m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014   20] other male alt.700m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014  
       
       
   
21] male - Côte d'Or (France) - 15/06/2009   22] same specimen as 21]  
       
       
   
23] other male - Côte d'Or (France) - 15/06/2009   24] male - Alpes maritimes (France) - 08/07/2012  
       
       
   
25] Savoie (France) - 04/06/2007
 
  26] mating pair (female on the foreground) - Alpes maritimes (France) - 14/07/2011  
       
       
   
27] other specimen  alt.1575m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 15/08/2013   28] other specimen alt.1575m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 15/08/2013  
       
       
   
29] other specimen alt.1575m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 15/08/2013   30] same specimen as 29]
 
 
       
       
   
31] female of Hipparchia genava alt.1575m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 15/08/2013   32] mating pair alt.700m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014  
       
       
   
33] female alt.700m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014   34] same specimen as 33]
 
 
       
       
     
35] same specimen as 33]      
       
       
       
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