Pseudochazara mamurra

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Buff Asian grayling
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pseudochazara
Species:
P. mamurra
Binomial name
Pseudochazara mamurra
Synonyms
  • Satyrus mamurra Herrich-Schäffer, [1846]
  • Pseudochazara amymone Brown, 1976

Pseudochazara mamurra, the buff Asian grayling, is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae.[1] It is confined to Albania, Greece, and Turkey. The habitat consists of slopes in steep river valleys.

It is a very variable species.

Flight period[edit]

The species is univoltine and is on wing from June to August.

Food plants[edit]

Larvae feed on grasses.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Pseudochazara mamurra mamurra (Turkey)
  • Pseudochazara mamurra amymone Brown, 1976 - Brown's grayling (Greece and Albania)
  • Pseudochazara mamurra birgit Gross, 1978 (Turkey)

Pseudochazara mamurra amymone is alternatively treated as a full species.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pseudochazara de Lesse, 1951" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms