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 sticks (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 black sticks
 
 
       
       
   
9] male - Hautes Alpes alt.689 m (France) - 26/07/2014   10] same specimen as 9] (underside)  
       
       
   
11] same specimen as 9], while checking the genitalia   12] male - Var (France) - 31/08/2013  
       
       
   
13] male alt.1100m - Aude (France) - 13/07/2020   14] same specimen as 13]  
       
       
   
15] same specimen as 13] while checking the genitalia   16] same specimen as 13]  
       
       
   
17] other male alt.1100m - Aude (France) - 13/07/2020   18] same specimen as 17]  
       
       
   
19] same specimen as 17] while checking the genitalia   20] other male alt.1100m - Aude (France) - 13/07/2020  
       
       
   
21] male found dead on the road ; the genitalia were checked and were typical of H.fagi - Hautes Alpes alt.811m (France) - 26/07/2014   22] same specimen as 21]

 
 
       
       
   
23] male - Alpes de Haute Provence alt. 700m (France) - 27/04/2014   24] same specimen as 23], showing a damaged wing for unknown reason  
       
       
   
25] same specimen as 23] while checking the genitalia   26] male - Hautes Alpes (France) - 26/07/2014  
       
       
   
27] male - Var (France) - 09/08/2011   28] other male - Var (France) - 09/08/2010  
       
       
   
29] other male - Var (France) - 09/08/2010
 
  30] underside of a male found dead on a road - Var (France) - 13/08/2011  
       
       
   
31] male - Côte d'or (France) - 15/06/2009   32] other male - Côte d'or (France) - 15/06/2009  
       
       
   
33] female of Hipparchia fagi with a damaged hindwing - Hautes Alpes alt.700m (France) - 27/07/2014   34] same specimen as 33]
 
 
       
       
   
35] female alt.719m - Var (France) - 08/08/2014   36] female - Hautes Alpes (France) - 25/07/2014  
       
       
   
37] a female (above) and a male while courting - Var (France) - 31/08/2011   38] male from the scene shown in picture 37]
 
 
       
       
   
39] female from the scene shown in picture 37]   40] same individuals as 37] (male above)  
       
       
   
41] female from the scene shown in picture 37]   42] female from the scene shown in picture 37]  
       
       
   
43] female from the scene shown in picture 37]
 
  44] other courting scene (female on the right) - Var (France) - 31/08/2013  
       
       
   
45] other female opening its wings because of a male - Var (France) - 31/08/2013   46]  other courting scene (female on the left) - Var (France) - 31/08/2013  
       
       
     
47] courting scene - Hautes Alpes (France) -  26/07/2014      
       
       
       
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