Brenthis daphne

Marbled Fritillary


by Matt Rowlings

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2022

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Valais, Switzerland, July 2021

Field notes and information

Usually associated with bramble the larval foodplant.

Identification & Similar species: Very similar to the slightly smaller lesser marbled fritillary, B. ino. Separated by the coloration of the square patch on the underside hindwing, just beyond the cell. This is partly filled pinkish in the current species, a solid yellow block in B. ino.

Distribution & Flight: Widespread and not uncommonly encountered from north Spain, south France and eastwards to Slovakia and Greece.

Habitat & Behaviour: A butterfly of woodland and bushy places where the larval food plant bramble grows. Frequently takes nectar from bramble and other flowers.

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Valais, Switzerland, July 2021

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2022

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daphne- rectangular area heavily shaded orange-pink to outer side.

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ino- rectangular area uniform clear pale yellow

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SE Serbia, June 2012

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2019

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2009

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Bucharest, Romania, June 2006

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Samos, Greece, June 2018

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Turin, Italy, July 2009

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Geneva, Switzerland, June 2015

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2015

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2009

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2011

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Isère, France, July 2006

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SE Serbia, June 2012