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White-bordered black – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

White-bordered black

Hipparchia parisatis

A large dark “eyespotted” butterfly with a wingspan of 60-64 mm, the dark brown and bluish-grey colouration and hindwing greyish-white borders are distinct. Also called the “white-edged rock brown,” the white-bordered lives in scrub, and on hillsides, rocks, cliffs, and mountain slopes. Host plants are represented by grasses (Graminae). It flies June through August.



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