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Hipparchia parisatis

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Hipparchia parisatis

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The White-edged Rock Brown, Hipparchia parisatis, is a nymphalid species of satyrine butterfly found in Asia, including Turkey, Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkestan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, the Palestinian Territories, India, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Description

Male upperside dark vandyke-brown; costa preapically, lower half of termen on forewing narrowly and termen of hindwing more broadly bluish grey, crossed by the dark veins and touched with brown at the apices of the latter; forewing with a pre-apical black spot pupilled with white, another plain black spot in interspace 2, aud two intermediate white dots; hindwing with a subanal white-centred black spot. Underside pale sepia-brown, irrorated with numerous white striae, the discal and tornal area only of the forewing without striae; both wings crossed by a highly sinuous, broad, white discal band, inwardly defined by a dark brown line, subterminal and terminal narrow brown, bands; the round black spots as on the upperside, but more distinct and ringed with yellow; hindwing with an additional ocellus in interspace 5. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen concolorous with the wings above, paler below. Sex-mark a large dark brown patch of specialized scales on basal half of forewing,

Female: Similar, the greyish-white marginal borders broader.

References

Hipparchia parisatis Wikipedia