Satyrinae of the Western Palearctic

Pseudochazara graeca (Staudinger, 1870)

Type locality: Mt. Parnassus and Taygetos Mts. [Greece]

Range: Mt. Parnassos, Mt. Olympus, Mt. D’rfis, Mt. Chelmos, Mt. Panakhaikon, Mt. Menalon, Mt. Mainalo, Mt. Taygetos, North Pindos Mts (Katara Pass) - Greece, Pelister massive - Macedonia.

Habitat: Grassy places on mountain tops above or at the tree line between 1,000 – 2,200 mtrs.

Flight Period: mid July to late August

Forms:

f. apollo (Gross, 1978) – Mt. Chelmos;

f. coutsisi (Brown, 1977) = zagoriensis (Aussem , 1978) - Smolikas massiv. Timfi Mts. and Katara Pass;

f. graeca (Staudinger, 1870) – Mt. Parnassos, Mt. Timfrstos;

f. pelops (Gross, 1978) – Mt. Taygetos.

Note: Following Hristos T. Anastassiu , John G. Coutsis & Nikos Ghavalas in <<New data regarding the geographical distribution of Pseudochazara graeca in Greece, with notes about its wing coloration, the status of its ssp. coutsisi (= zagoriensis), as well as the supposed correlation between the HW underside ground colour and the geological character of the habitat in both P. graeca and Hyponephele lycaon (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae)>> all named subspecies of P. graeca have been downgraded to forms.

For more details view http://www.satyrinae.yolasite.com/resources/Scientific_papers/New%20data%20on%20the%20distribution%20of%20Pseudochazara%20graeca.pdf

Pseudochazara graeca apollo

f. apollo

Pseudochazara graeca coutsisi

f. coutsisi

Pseudochazara graeca graeca

f. graeca

Pseudochazara graeca pelops

f. pelops

Pseudochazara graeca apollo

f. apollo

Pseudochazara graeca coutsisi

f. coutsisi

Pseudochazara graeca graeca

f. graeca

Pseudochazara graeca pelops

f. pelops

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