Satyrinae of the Western Palearctic

Hipparchia cypriensis (Holik, 1949)

Type locality: Cyprus

Range: Throughout Cyprus.

Habitat: Hillside and open scree or rocky outcrops and stony slopes

Flight Period: April to September


Previously referred to as H. pellucida cypriensis by Parker (1983), Manil (1990) and John (2000) but elevated to species rank by Otakar Kudrna (Kudrna 1986). It is very similar to the Grayling (Hipparchia semele) which is widely distributed throughout Europe, but replaced by H. cypriensis in Cyprus.

Hipparchia cypriensis
Hipparchia cypriensis

 ssp. cypriensis

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