Klug’s tawny rock brown

Pseudochazara pelopea pelopea

One of the large grayling butterflies with a wingspan of 50-54 mm, distinguished from other species by the dark brown colour and orange-red bands, and differing from the commoner Turanian by the interrupted band in the forewing and by being larger. The Klug’s tawny lives high up in the mountains, on dry stony slopes, cliffs, and in gorges and semi-desert. Host plants are represented by grasses (Graminae). It flies June through August.

 

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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