Argynnis elisa

Corsican Fritillary

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by Matt Rowlings

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Corsica, France, July 2012

Field notes and information

An endemic to Corsica and Sardinia. It is common where found in the mountains.

Identification & Similar species: No similar species share these islands.

Distribution & Flight: Endemic to Corsica and Sardinia where it is found in the mountains around 1000 or lower to 1500m. If flies from the end of June into August.

Habitat & Behaviour: Flies in open places in scrub and woodland. A avid nectar feeder, it can be found on thistles and other flowers often in some numbers.

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Gennargentu, Sardinia, Italy, July 2015

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Corsica, France, July 2012

With Argynnis pandora

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Corsica, France, July 2012

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Corsica, France, July 2012